Ukraine Refugee Support
Sewa International Europe played a key role in evacuating 467 African students, including 367 from Nigeria, and another 100 from Namibia, Zambia, and South Africa, from Sumy, the northern region of Ukraine bordering Russia, on Tuesday, March 8. Sewa volunteers coordinated the evacuation efforts responding to a request by Shina Alege, the Nigerian Ambassador to Ukraine.
As airstrikes cause extensive damage and people flee Ukraine in large numbers, Sewa International volunteers in Europe have helped more than 3,200 individuals in the past six days to cross the border to reach safety. Sewa volunteers are working with another 3,680 people who have registered for evacuation through the Sewa helpline.
Over 250 Sewa volunteers spread across many countries in Europe are coordinating relief efforts in eighteen Ukrainian cities.
They are distributing food packets, establishing temporary shelters, or working with local hotel owners to provide fleeing students a place to stay until they leave for their home country.
Working closely with Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) volunteers, Sewa units in Ukraine, Finland, Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Denmark are fielding calls from stranded students and others seeking help and directing them to a volunteer who lives close to them for further assistance. Sewa is helping people to reach Ukraine’s western border by bus, train, or other modes of transport.
Rescue and Relief Efforts Supported by
Office Furniture donated by Cheniere Energy has been donated to various institutions, organisations, orphanages, hospices and centres across Ukraine who have been affected by the war. There buildings and equipment has been impacted and Sewa UK and Sewa Europe have worked with our volunteers on the ground in Ukraine to get this donated furniture delivered to the needy.
Thank you letters and video messages have come in from the various recipients to express their gratitude to Cheniere Energy and Sewa UK in making this happen.
Layers of Volunteer Support
Ukraine on ground
Border on ground
Ukraine Relief and Recovery
When the crisis started
Guide & help cross border
Phase 1: Blueprint of evacuation mission
Agility, experience and dedication for humanity made us able to achieve what we could achieve - together
Phase 2: Assisting refugees at Poland Border
Phase 3: Support - Assisting refugees in Ukraine
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