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Testimonials from people fleeing Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine continues to rage, more and more people are being forced to flee their homes. Get to know some of their stories of bravery and resilience, as they talk about their journeys and some of the harrowing experiences they have had to live through.  

15 March 2022 - Sima is from Odesa, Ukraine. She left with her child after the war erupted but her mother and brothers stayed behind. "I really want this to end."

 

 

12 March 2022 - Aliona waited until the very end to leave Ukraine, until her family convinced her to join them in Poland. She and her children are safe, but longing to return home.

 

Testimonials from Europeans supporting people fleeing the war

Everyone can play their part in helping those fleeing the invasion of Ukraine and every effort counts. From welcoming refugees at train stations, to driving them by car across the EU, see how Europeans are opening their hearts and their homes to offer a bit of warmth and kindness to people fleeing Ukraine.

15 March 2022 - Diana, who works for Moabit hilft in Berlin, tells us how the organisation helps Ukrainian refugees

11 March 2022 - Antonio, an Italian journalist, tells us how he helped drive Ukrainian refugees to Italy
 

11 March 2022 - Barbara, from Warsaw, Poland, tells us why she has taken in 3 Ukrainian women with kids to live with her
 

10 March 2022 - Stéphane and Leah tell us why they have joined the group of volunteers who welcome and guide Ukrainian refugees at the Berlin central train station

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Photos

Dorina, 60 years old, Romanian and Ukrainian speaker, travels 10km daily to Siret border point (Romania) in order to provide assistance to refugees.

5 March 2022 - Dorina, Romanian and Ukrainian speaker, travels 10km daily to Siret border point (Romania) to provide assistance to refugees.

© Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs 

2am, 5 March , Budapest Nyugati Railway StationTrain arriving from Zahony, Hungarian side of the border with Ukraine. Author Istvan Perger

5 March 2022 at 2am - Budapest Nyugati Railway Station: Train arriving from Zahony, Hungarian side of the border with Ukraine.

© Istvan Perger

11-year-old boy from Ukraine

2 March 2022 - 11-year-old boy came from Ukraine with a phone number written on his hand and was promptly assisted by the volunteers.

© Police of Slovak Republic

strollers left by Polish mothers for Ukrainian women

2 March 2022 - Polish mothers left strollers at a train station in Poland, for Ukrainian mothers who may need them when they arrive.

© Francesco Malavolta