As temperatures drop across Europe, we all feel blessed if we can put on a warm jumper or switch on the heating at home. But how do children and adults cope in Ukraine? Facing the cold is going to be a challenge for many.
This is where your donations help the ADRA network to step in – so children and adults will experience a warmer winter.
How does ADRA help in Ukraine – Winter Aid for children and adults
Hanna Bakanovska, Program Director of ADRA Ukraine, explains:
“During this late fall season, winterization, preparation for imminent low temperatures and potential blackouts caused by missile strikes is of utmost importance both for our charitable organization and for all people in Ukraine affected by the hostilities.
Currently, ADRA Ukraine is implementing several winterization projects, the purpose of which is to provide the most vulnerable population with winterization non-food items, such as heaters, stoves, thermal cups, warm blankets, power banks, etc.
At the same time, we are distributing fuel briquettes in the areas, where solid fuel is not available for sale, and namely in the recently reclaimed territories, where forests are heavily contaminated with landmines.
ADRA Ukraine also offer shelters to IDPs, who have lost their housing, to help families survive this difficult winter season in comfortable environment.
Another component is the cash assistance – this fall, over 780 beneficiaries have already received the Cash for Rent assistance, while 40054 people have received the Multi Purpose Cash Assistance since the beginning of 2023. In the areas, where no functional markets are available, i.e. in remote areas and areas in the immediate vicinity to the frontline, the food assistance continues to be highly relevant.
Besides that, as part of our winterization activities, we also focus on heat insulation of residential buildings and shelters. Currently, ADRA Ukraine team performs repairs of damaged private houses, including window replacement, roof repairs and heat insulation.
The ADRA Network project is another winterization project that started in the mid – September and will
continue until late April next year. The project includes the distribution of fuel briquettes in Sviatohirsk
community of Donetsk region, where we have already registered 750 households. Also, it is planned to
distribute of construction materials for households capable of performing repair works either through
their own efforts, or with support of the local authorities. This activity will be implemented in
Zaporizhzhia, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions. Those who are not able to do the construction works
themselves, can apply for participation in another activity, where ADRA Ukraine team assess the
damage, select the most damaged households and make agreements with contractors to do the
repairs. 130 households are expected to be covered in Zaporizhzhia, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions, i.e.
in the recently liberated territories and the areas, where there are no active combat engagements. In
total, this project plans to provide support to 2,240 beneficiaries.”
From all our heart we say Thank you to each and everyone, donating for this winteraid through your local ADRA office. You are a blessing in the life of these children and adults!Pictures: ADRA Ukraine, 2023