Support for families fleeing war
A partner organisation in western Ukraine has been organising temporary shelter for those fleeing fighting further east. Thanks to premises offered by a local business they are able to offer a place of safety after a long, difficult and dangerous journey. Typically families, in many cases just women with children, stay 1-2 nights, which allows them to rest, eat and receive initial psychological support and legal advice. Donations from BEARR supporters have helped provide mattresses, food, underwear, medicine and laundry services. Our partner would like to expand its work to offer a 24-hour telephone counselling service for those who have been through the trauma of leaving their homes and family members.