From late May the Vans Without Borders team returned to Ukraine to deliver humanitarian aid as well as medical assistance to refugees and individuals who have become impoverished as a consequence of Russia’s illegal war.
Alongside directly supporting those in areas devastated by Russia we have also teamed up with a variety of organizations that support individuals ranging from children in hospices, to groups that support children with Down syndrome, and also retirement homes who have been left without assistance as a result of the conflict.
To fill our four vans with goods sourced from local Ukrainian businesses it costs roughly £2,000 and with that we can ensure that individuals in areas most NGOs won’t venture into still receive the support they need to survive.
Since arriving in Ukraine we have seen absolute devastation with entire civilian communities levelled by the Russian war machine, we have heard ongoing fighting, and stories of how Russian soldiers tortured and killed locals – for no other reason than to demoralize the region in an effort to force them to surrender.
The Ukrainian people are resilient and have a strong sense of community which has helped them survive so far, but if we are to avoid mass deaths as a consequence of malnutrition and starvation we must act now.
Any funds you give will directly be spent on aid – sourced from local businesses – for vulnerable Ukrainian people
Since launching our life-saving work has been featured in the Sun, on GB News, the Express, The Telegraph and in Portsmouth News.
This content was originally published here.