A nightmare has become reality: A war of aggression is rolling over Ukraine. Bombs are falling, artillery is firing, several towns and villages have already been badly hit. More than two million people are on the run. More than twelve million Ukrainians need humanitarian aid.
Our local partner organisation "New Way", which has decided to stay on the ground, is implementing emergency relief measures in eastern Ukraine. This includes in particular the distribution of water and other essential relief items such as mattresses and clothing. Our partner organisation focuses on particularly vulnerable population groups. These include elderly people and people with disabilities who are unable to flee. Even those who have not yet been directly affected by artillery attacks already have to live with massive supply shortages. Our joint aid therefore targets basic humanitarian needs.
Helping effectively with strong partners
arche noVa has been active in the crisis region in eastern Ukraine since 2016 with aid projects in the field of WASH and education. The cooperation with our long-standing partner organisation is a strong basis for the now so important emergency aid. We will stand by our partner as long as we can. The safety of the team is the top priority for all involved.
Cooperation in the country and at the border
Since the beginning of our relief work, arche noVa has been in close cooperation with other national and international relief organisations. Currently, arche noVa is cooperating with the Polish organisation PMM (Polish Medical Mission) to deliver relief supplies to hospitals in Western Ukraine, where especially many Ukrainians are staying after fleeing from the fighting areas. Our contribution in this activity is to provide one hospital with urgently needed hygiene materials, including disinfectants, masks and gloves. More hygiene kits will be distributed to families in need around the hospital.
At the Polish-Ukrainian border, arche noVa supports the emergency aid of the partner organisation PAH (Polish Humanitarian Action). One of our colleagues coordinates the work of three info points, where refugees receive information about accommodation, care and onward travel possibilities.
We will keep you informed about further developments here. Our information is updated regularly.