On Sunday, the United Nations reported that an estimated ten million people – about one-quarter of Ukraine’s population have fled their homes in Ukraine due to Russia’s unprovoked war.
Andriy Borovets, Manager of Projects & Contracts at Ukrainian Catholic University, recently shared what daily life is like right now at Ukrainian Catholic University:
As you can see, UCU continues to be a hub of relief efforts in Lviv. Your contributions to the Ukraine Emergency Fund go directly towards aiding those Ukrainians suffering during the war.
With the generosity of UCU Foundation supporters, $550,000 has already been put into actionable use for the University’s emergency relief and humanitarian efforts.
Here is an update on what happened in the last week:
UCU partnered with a large private importer in Lviv that has converted its operations to humanitarian aid collection and distribution. At their large warehouse in Lviv, trucks are packed with humanitarian aid and medicine, sent to Eastern Ukraine, then further distributed into smaller vehicles for their final delivery. Mobile apps provide geo-location to safely track where the shipments are going. UCU is working with this distribution partner by directing humanitarian aid that has been coming through its networks and providing funds to purchase top priority medicines for hospitals treating the wounded. An alumnus of UCU’s business school works at this firm and facilitated this partnership.
Psychologists and social workers at the University’s Institute of Mental Health and the Institute of Social Pedagogy have been providing services for people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Our shelters on campus continue to welcome refugees arriving from Eastern Ukraine.
16,000 liters of fuel has been purchased to send trucks with humanitarian aid to Dnipro, Kyiv, and Kharkiv.
Students and Faculty at the UCU Law School Legal Clinic help citizens of Ukraine with legal questions regarding crossing the border, social benefits under martial law, and conduct volunteer activities.
The UCU Volunteer Center on campus has collected and donated clothes, food, hygiene products, and medicines to Kharkiv, Kyiv, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Vinnytsia, Uman, Berdychiv, Odessa, Mykolaiv, Luhansk region, Poltava region, Ternopil region, and Starychi (Lviv region). Just last week, humanitarian aid arrived from Spain, France, Germany, and Poland and continues to arrive from around the world.
Watch: UCU’s Volunteer Center works day and night to provide relief
None of these actions could be done without your support. UCU Foundation will continue to share updates with you about how our University is supporting those affected by the war.