People in Need (PIN) is watching with growing concern the dramatically deteriorating situation in Ukraine. In the event of a major escalation of the conflict, our team in Ukraine is ready to increase the volume of aid and to deliver humanitarian assistance to people who flee. To plan for this possibility, PIN has released 1 million Czech crowns (40,000 EUR) from the Club of Friends of People in Need, and launched a new Ukraine emergency appeal.
You can donate here.
If the situation escalates militarily, it will inevitably trigger a large wave of refugees. The PIN team in Ukraine is closely monitoring the situation and is preparing various scenarios to quickly provide refugees or internally displaced people with humanitarian aid. At the same time, PIN calls on all parties to the conflict to adhere to their obligations under international humanitarian law and protection of civilians.
PIN has been providing humanitarian aid in eastern Ukraine since 2014. Since then, we have helped 3.8 million people who have often lost everything due to the fighting. “We have been delivering water, hygiene supplies, and coal for heating in the winter for eight years,” says Drbohlav. “Our work also focuses on the repair of damaged houses or water pipes. We also provide psychosocial support and consultations to those who are afraid of further conflicts, the future, or for their lives.”
Since 2014, Czech donors have contributed more than 17 million crowns (680,000 EUR) to help people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
You can find more information and contact on the People in Need website.