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23 August, 2022

Good deeds in Uzhhorod. How its citizens help those affected by war

With the beginning of the Russian full-scale invasion, many cities of Ukraine have become temporary shelters for hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians. Many people have offered their homes for fellow Ukrainians who were fleeing the war from other regions of the country. Over these months a decent number of volunteer projects have been launched that […]

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05 September, 2022

Until victory: how volonteer centers work in Volyn province

With the beginning of the great war in Lutsk, volunteer centers began operating at full capacity. For most volunteers this came as no surprise, since they have been working in this field since 2014. They have been helping the military, forcibly displaced persons and medical facilities where soldiers undergo treatment. They say that volunteering is […]

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08 September, 2022

LVIV’S SHIELD OF VOLUNTEERS: THEIR HELP BOTH IN THE THICK OF BATTLE AND ON THE HOME FRONT

In the first weeks of the Russian full-scale invasion Lviv was thronged by people. Soldiers were leaving the city to do their military service. Civilians were coming from everywhere in search of a safer place. Volunteers were helping everywhere and in every way they possibly could. Now the city is gradually reviving and adapting. Lviv’s […]

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10 September, 2022

Rebuilding Chernihiv in times of war: three stories of brave volunteers

Volunteer centers sprang up in the encircled city in the hottest days of hostilities and kept functioning after the siege had been lifted. Here are three stories of coordination volunteer work in Chernihiv and the eponymous region.  Balsanka: humanitarian and social aid In her eighth year as a volunteer, a native of Chernihiv, Olha Palkova-Svirchevska, […]

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12 September, 2022

Cooking, treating and helping. Volunteers from Chernivtsi and their contribution

Every Ukrainian city has undergone changes since the full-scale invasion by Russia. Some of them have been either destroyed or damaged by Russian missiles waiting to be reconstructed, whereas others are extending their urban spaces, increasing their capacities to accommodate new people.  We have compiled a list of the organizations from Chernivtsi that have managed […]

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14 September, 2022

Parmesan at checkpoints: how Kropyvnytskyi is moving one step closer to victory

We are in the central square in the city of Kropyvnytskyi. The red-and-black flag (previously used by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army – translator’s note) flutters on the site where 8 years ago a monument to a Soviet revolutionary, Kirov, used to stand. Below the portraits of Ukrainians killed during the Revolution of Dignity are placed. […]

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15 September, 2022

THE UNASSAILABLE CITY: CHARITY FOUNDATIONS IN KHARKIV

Russians wanted to capture Kharkiv back in 2014. They were then organizing pro-Russian rallies, trying to seize the local city council while beating up pro-Ukrainian activists whose general staff was located nearby. In April 2014 pro-Russian activists even managed to proclaim «Kharkiv People’s Republic», however, the city remained (pro)Ukrainian. During its full-scale invasion Russia occupied […]

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19 September, 2022

Ivano-Frankivsk and its kindness: how the war has given the city yet another incentive

Ivano-Frankivsk had enjoyed the reputation of a city developing its public sector well before the full-scale war broke out. Cultural and educational initiatives had been launched here, as well as new formats of collaboration between society and state authorities. Businesses used to be set up which made the city’s space for people more comfortable.  Thousands […]

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