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12 September, 2022

How volunteers from the beauty industry provide mental support in Kyiv province

Masters of manicure, masseurs, hair- and brow-stylists visit de-occupied villages and cities of Kyiv province to console locals by doing what they do best – offering their beauty services. To take care of oneself is an important part of mental support. We spoke to the founder of the project «Beauty Volunteers», Olha Belytska, about how […]

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31 July, 2022

MY FORCED VACATION: HOW A CHILDREN’S BOOK HELPS SURVIVE THE WAR

The girl Vira, the main character of the book “My forced vacation”, sleeps in the bathroom next to her parents and little brother. She hears planes buzzing and shellings whistle above her head. Vira keeps a diary: she writes down her thoughts, observations and collects there some clippings with psychological advice. Kateryna Yehorushkina’s new book […]

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25 July, 2022

LOSING A FAMILY: HOW THE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION “CHILDREN OF HEROES” SUPPORTS UKRAINIANS

Losing one’s home, property, one’s favorite things or the opportunity to come back to familiar places is always a scary prospect. A more petrifying feeling would be losing one’s nearest and dearest. War lays waste not only to houses, but also to families.  In our piece we are telling the story of the charitable foundation […]

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29 August, 2022

From Mariupol to Lviv: how a couple who have lost home twice opened their restaurant once again

Dasha and Stanislav Dmytriyevy have known one another since childhood. They were both born in Donetsk, living close to the local airport and attending the same school. Having grown up, they got married. Dasha worked as a policewoman while her husband dealt with cooking. He had been learning the secrets of Japanese cuisine for 12 […]

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12 July, 2022

TO PRESERVE LIVES AND MEMORY. HOW A VOLUNTEER AND A HORSE CLUB OWNER HELPED THOSE KILLED IN THE OCCUPATION TO FIND THEIR ETERNAL PEACE

32-year-old Roman Poberezhnyi owns a horse club in Boyarka, Kyiv region. Besides horses, ponies, goats, rams, dogs, and cats also live there. In total, there are approximately 45 household members. Only a month ago, they all returned home because when the front approached Boyarka, Roman had to transport all the animals for two weeks by […]

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05 July, 2022

WAR AND CHARITY, OR THE ORIGINS OF MEDICAL VOLUNTEERISM

War always presents numerous challenges. Perhaps the most important one is to save people’s lives, especially on the battlefield. Medical system is not always capable of responding to all requests that arise as a result of war. Where institutions are slow to respond, benefactors and volunteers come to rescue. Medicine is no exception. Its distinctive […]

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04 July, 2022

LET’S JOIN TOLOKA: REPAIR TOGETHER ORGANIZATION RESTORES WAR-DAMAGED BUILDINGS

People have lost their homes: some buildings were destroyed by shelling, others by the occupiers who lived there and left only dirt and chaos behind. However, our strength lies in solidarity. More than one generation of Ukrainians gathered for toloka, and as a group, they helped to do what was beyond the power of one. […]

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08 August, 2022

“THIS IS TESTIMONY TO THE COURT.” HOW PEOPLE FROM KHARKIV PROTECT THEIR HERITAGE SITES

The towns and villages of the Kharkiv region are constantly suffering from Russian shelling. The occupiers are destroying not only schools, kindergartens, and buildings but also unique architectural monuments. In other words, a part of our history and culture that shouldn’t be lost. Local people stood up to protect their historical heritage. Yes, they cannot […]

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08 August, 2022

HOW OWNERS OF A SNEAKER DRY CLEANER HAVE WORKED OUT A HUMANITARIAN ROUTE FROM LVIV TO KHARKIV

One of the founders of a sneaker dry cleaner ‚Sneaker Mate’, Dmytro Dibrivnyi, speaks about why he wants to come back home even after the premises of his business in Kharkiv were hit by a missile, how he manages to find new meanings while helping others.  Dmytro, tell us more about yourself and your project. […]

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29 August, 2022

MILLIONS OF DISPLACED PERSONS. WHAT EUROPEAN REFUGEES WERE LIKE BACK IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Since 2011 June 20 has been celebrated as the World Refugee Day. The date was chosen by the UN General Assembly in a symbolic gesture. First of all, in 2001 the fiftieth anniversary of The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees was celebrated. Second, since 1975 June 20 has been celebrated as the Day […]

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12 July, 2022

HELP FROM A DISTANCE: HOW UKRAINIAN WOMEN STARTED THEIR BUSINESS ABROAD

Since the beginning of the new stage of the war, according to the United Nations, 8 million people have left Ukraine in search of shelter. Over 2.8 million have already returned home. Those who find temporary shelter in other countries sooner or later face the problem of finding a job. It is challenging to start […]

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24 June, 2022

JUST LIKE IN A BLOCKBUSTER: WAR STORIES OF ANIMALS THAT HAVE WON OUR HEARTS

It is not only people who need help during war. Many animals have become homeless, having experienced bombardments and fled from the occupied territories. They also deserve attention. However, most of them need a new home and a loving family. We have collected stories about animals which had the good fortune to get just that […]

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26 August, 2022

HOW TO SWITCH TO UKRAINIAN: A LIST OF COURSES AND SPEAKING CLUBS

The process of switching from one language to another is quite complex, since it’s not only about using different grammar or vocabulary, it’s also about changing one’s worldview. Usually, a strong motivation lies behind such a decision. Considerable effort is needed to achieve this, especially if one can easily switch back to their usual language.  […]

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