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UKRAINE: Salesians help people fight freezing cold

Salesian missionaries continue Ukraine Emergency campaign

(MissionNewswire) In the 10 months since the beginning of the bombings in Ukraine*, the war has left thousands dead and wounded, millions displaced, and nearly 16 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Salesians continue to send aid to alleviate the devastating effects of the war on the people of Ukraine.

The massive wave of airstrikes that began on Oct. 10 has damaged essential gas, electricity, and water infrastructure and further challenged an already desperate situation due to low temperatures and heavy snowfall.

Daryna, who left Dnipro at the end of February 2022, returned this past summer with her three young children. Her father and husband are still fighting away from home, and she has no resources to face the winter. She said, “The house is damaged and the windows have been broken by shrapnel. We spend whole days without heating and hot water, and there is nothing left in the supermarkets. It is too cold for the children and we want the war to end now.”

To help those remaining in the country and returning refugees, Salesian missionaries are continuing the Ukraine Emergency campaign to raise financial and material support. The goal the last few months has been to distribute insulated and warm clothing and to help to fix homes, collective spaces, and schools that have been damaged.

While the war in Ukraine continues, economic crises and war still rage in other countries. There is fighting in Syria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Venezuela, and Nigeria. In these and other countries, millions of children are living on the street and are at risk of trafficking, violence and malnourishment, and remain out of school, denied an education.

A representative from the Salesian Missions office in Madrid said, “We will continue to bring help and hope to the most disadvantaged and suffering. We want to fill the places where we work with good news and sow peace in every painful situation we face.”



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ANS – Ukraine – Celebrating Christmas with sub-zero temperatures, no water, electricity, and heating

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*Any goods, services, or funds provided by Salesian Missions to programs located in this country were administered in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control.

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