The bloody war of Russia against the right to self-determination and the sovereignty of Ukraine, the war against life has been going on for 100 days already. According to the UN
, during this war at least 4,149 Ukrainians were killed, another 4,982 people were injured. Among the dead were 268 children. 423 children received injuries of varying severity. The consequences of the Russian war of aggression have affected about 70% of children in Ukraine: 3 million children need humanitarian assistance within the country, another 2.2 million children need support in refugee-hosting countries
. Nobody knows the real figures, but they can be several times higher than the official numbers, especially if you look at the footage of the destruction of Mariupol and Severodonetsk.
One-fifth of Ukrainian territory is occupied now by Russia. More than 10 million people have fled their homes. 5 million Ukrainians became refugees. In the territories occupied by Russia, war crimes, killings of civilians, and mass looting have been recorded. Vladimir Putin, with the support of the second authoritarian ruler, Alexander Lukashenko, not only threatened the existence of Ukraine, but of the entire system of international security. Censorship and draconian laws against civil society and free media have been forcing hundreds of prominent journalists to leave Russia.
We condemn the Russian war in Ukraine and call on everyone to put pressure on the post-Soviet elites and resist the revanchist effort to restore the authoritarian empire! Working on the development of civil society implies a willingness to defend peace and provide support to the survivors and victims of war and violence in any form.
During these 100 days, our small organization has held dozens of consultations, calls, webinars and conferences in three countries. In April and May, we launched the first fundraising campaign
, purchased and delivered first aid kits, medicines, hemostatic tourniquets and injection needles to provide first aid to the wounded in Ukraine. 6,200 euros have been spent on that. Another 3,000 euros were sent directly to our colleagues in Kharkiv to purchase food for 1,700 people who were hiding from the bombings in the basements and bomb shelters, unable to flee the country or even leave their homes due to disability. A few days ended fundraising in the amount of 4600 euros on the initiative of Sunflower Care to help one Ukrainian family in Germany for the funeral. Thanks to our donors, we have paid 20 thousand euros in the form of urgent assistance to the independent Russian journalists who were stuck in Turkey, Georgia and Armenia without money, jobs and life prospects with their bank accounts being blocked. Some of them have already successfully restarted their media and continue to inform the Russian-speaking audience about the war and life in the new conditions. In Berlin, we became mentors for refugees from Ukraine. Free German courses are held in our office. Soon we are launching career guidance courses and seminars on organizing charitable projects in Germany.
We thank you for your donations, support and solidarity! The war did not end in 100 days. Right now, the fiercest battles are going on in the Lugansk region. Today we are again talking about donations for our partner organizations. Now all funds will be transferred directly to Kyiv and Kharkiv in the form of a money transfer to provide urgent humanitarian assistance, purchase medicines and restore infrastructure. Support Ukraine and make your small contribution to a peaceful future in Europe!