Millions of people have been displaced from their homes by the war. Tens of thousands from the Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions alone now live in Odesa.
They are safe, but need to be accommodated and supported in a dignified way. MISSION LIFELINE has supported and also made possible many evacuation trips so far. Fuel is expensive, protective equipment is needed, vehicles are scarce. This is where we can help and have done so many times. Evacuations will have to continue, large parts are still occupied.
But we do not stop there. Now they all need decent accommodation. That is why we have financed rooms for 100 people in a hotel in the downtown area. There, women and children in particular will have a safe roof over their heads.
Of course, the house has a shelter, still the air raids by Russia continue. But there are also rooms to meet or where children can play.
1.2 TONS, 1,836 KM, 3 DAYS
A veritable pile of relief goods is in our warehouse at the beginning of January.
Generators, wheelchairs, medical supplies, candles, batteries. Also two large boxes of warm sweaters donated by our store customers. Two hours of Tetris, then everything is somehow in our big van and we can set off – to Odesa.
Reloading – and an interruption
Our goods are passed on
The first night in Odesa is over. Two surprises: We slept like logs, only Hermine had to fight with her repurposed sofa. The second: There is really good coffee…
Suddenly everything turns dark. So what?
Grocery shopping in Odesa
In Odesa we provide food for many people. Pasta, milk, oil or butter, buckwheat, tea, pickled vegetables, fresh apples. Plus a bag of potatoes, carrots, cabbage, onions, beet and a frozen chicken here and then….
Старички – About strong people in wartime
Invisible suffering, desperate power
Poverty, cold, shelling, destruction, finally the escape. These are abstract terms from the news. For the people from the vast areas around Kherson, Mariupol, Donetsk or Luhansk, this is bitter reality…
Where to go? – About our hub
A project with пліч-о-пліч, Odesa
Occupation. Not a word we can do much with over here. What’s it like to have foreign soldiers patrolling the streets? What’s it like when you have to hide, what’s it like when your neighbor gets taken away? Are you next? What’s it like when you’re scared….
Not out of sight, not out of mind
For those who are never in the news
The daughter had baked, quite delicious, we had to try. Her mom suddenly told about acquaintances at home in Kherson. Grandma, daughter, grandchild died, just recently. Died by Russian shelling. One day in January. One like many…