Ukrainian Refugee Aid
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Ukraine: An Unprecedented, Unfolding Refugee Crisis
As the world watches images and videos streamed by Ukrainian citizens sheltering and fighting for their lives, the largest scale humanitarian crisis in Europe since WWII is unfolding. Food and gas shortages, mass infrastructure destruction, military advances, inaccessible banking and more continues to create a highly complex environment for survival. With each night of bombing comes fresh waves of refugees attempting to travel through an ever-shifting security environment to the Western borders of Ukraine. For those who do reach border processing after days of travel, they are met by welcoming, yet grappling host countries. The influx requires both high-level governmental strategy as well as the immediate attention of aid groups and heroic citizens to provide refugee basic needs: food, shelter, clothing and health care. While the Ukrainian refugee needs are unprecedented as a result of the invasion, organizations and individuals with extensive experience and sheer will are rising to assist in the evacuation and resettlement occurring right now.
LYNC: Responding Immediately with an Evacuation Network in Place
When first invasion and subsequent occupation of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine occurred in 2014, it was the Ukrainian people who suffered immediately, as it is today. Wade Kusack, Founder of Love Your Neighbor Community (LYNC) , saw the devastation firsthand. He, together with Ukrainian hero and author Serhii Kosiak, mobilized humanitarian networks immediately, creating survival networks for heating wood, food and evacuation post-bombing. The work continues today.
What We Do
Video version of the text is here On February 24th, the world watched as Russia invaded its neighboring country, Ukraine. Missiles and airstrikes struckvillages, towns and cities across Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv. Just hours later, the Russian military...
Beginning February 24th, the first full day after Russia began the invasion, LYNC initiated its first evacuation from Kyiv of a single mother, Inga, and her two children. Through an in-country network, the family was transported to an identified safe checkpoint and...
Since the second day of the invasion by Russia in Ukraine, LYNC has ushered hundreds of women, teens and children from Ukrainian conflict zones, past the border checkpoints and into the safety of Germany.1 Through a strong network of partners, LYNC is now housing and...