BEARR’s support continues even in regions where fighting is intense

Our untiring partners in Ukraine and Moldova continue to help people in need, new evacuees and refugees trying to create a semblance of normal life in new places. News reports in recent weeks have spoken of almost a million refugees returning to Ukraine, especially to Kyiv, but the Ukrainian government has warned them that there …

BEARR continues to provide support to people affected by war in Ukraine

Partners of the BEARR Trust continue to use funds donated to our appeal to help people in Ukraine and Moldova suffering as a result of the war. Nearly 5 million people have fled from Ukraine and about 7 million are internally displaced (UN figures). Many have experienced injury, trauma, loss of loved ones and have …

What BEARR’s partners in Ukraine and Moldova are telling us

We have had a lot of feedback from partners in Ukraine and Moldova who have received funding from the BEARR Trust appeal. We thought you would like to see it in their own words, so here are some examples: ‘We continue to deliver Help packages! And I am extremely pleased that thanks to your help …

BEARR’s partners in Ukraine and Moldova – old and new

When the BEARR Trust launched its appeal in late February, just days after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it contacted civil society partners (CSOs) in Ukraine and Moldova that had received grants from BEARR in recent years to ask whether they were involved in humanitarian relief. Those that responded in the affirmative were offered funds, …

Help reaches evacuees from bombed and shelled cities and villages

More funds from the BEARR Trust appeal are reaching places where Ukrainians are seeking safety from bombed and shelled towns and villages. The partners who distribute aid and provide support tell us that such people are, not surprisingly, traumatised, tired and often sick. The funds buy medicines, food, hygiene products, nappies and other necessities for …

BEARR’s work in Moldova continues

Over the past week, BEARR support for refugees in Moldova has continued. Needs are great in Chisinau and even greater in the regions. Food is now in short supply, and getting more expensive, while international assistance is not reaching refugees under the jurisdiction of the municipalities, who do not have the funds to help them. Megan …

Elderly residents evacuated from care home to safety and provided with food

A care home for 29 vulnerable elderly people lost its electricity after their local town in northern Ukraine came under attack. Heavy fighting in the town prevented food deliveries from reaching them and they couldn’t buy a generator because delivering it to their building was too dangerous. They had to heat the home by burning wood.   Their carers …

Supporting weary volunteers in Moldova

The amazing Playback Theatre Company in Moldova, run by the charity Polish Women’s League, which The BEARR Trust has funded both in the past and last week – are starting workshops with volunteers suffering burn-out…and the miraculous Purim puppets in the library on Eugene Doga street, where Ukrainian and Moldova children can find a safe …

People fleeing siege are helped by funds raised

A partner organisation has been using BEARR funding to help people who have escaped from Kharkiv in the north-east and Mariupol, the city on the Azov Sea that has been under siege and bombardment for three weeks. They said: “We continue to help Ukrainians in this difficult time, provide material assistance to families who suffer …

Help for children with disabilities

A group of families with children with Down Syndrome and other developmental conditions living in Ukraine have used funds raised by the BEARR Trust to help local children with disabilities and refugees currently sheltering in their town. These families are experiencing many difficulties at present. They told us “We bought  food, medicines and  hygiene products …