Taking care of refugees during winter

Taking care of refugees during winter

Refugees from Ukraine who found shelter in Romania will be cared for during the winter months. ADRA Romania has secured funds for mitigating the immediate and short-term basic needs of Ukrainian refugees during cold months.

For the next five months, 1800 Ukrainian refugees on the territory of Romania will benefit from the project funded by the Norwegian Refugee Council. Starting in October, 380 000 euros will be spent on personal clothing for the cold winter season, bedding kits and air heaters for those accommodated in private housing.

“Lately, we have been facing crises with no way out, but ADRA Romania is always at work to fill people’s hearts with hope for tomorrow. Together with our partner, we respond promptly to the needs of Ukrainian refugees from our country, especially children who will spend their first holidays away from home. We thank the Norwegian Refugee Council for the involvement and funding!” said Cătălin Mantu, ADRA Romania Project Manager.

For several months, a large-scale conflict with devastating humanitarian effects has been raging in Ukraine. This fact led to the displacement of the population, both within Ukraine and at the borders of neighbouring countries. The Norwegian Refugee Council, in partnership with ADRA Romania, intervenes in the situation of refugees in Romania through the project “Winter response for refugees from Ukraine,” assisting their essential needs, namely mitigating the immediate and short-term basic needs of Ukrainian refugees during the winter.

The Norwegian Refugee Council is a humanitarian non-governmental organisation that protects the rights of displaced people. They help refugees and internally displaced persons who are forced to flee their homes due to conflict, human rights violations, acute violence, climate change, and natural disasters.

Since 1990, ADRA Romania has been involved in development projects that benefit the entire population. ADRA Romania brings joy and hopes to the lives of the beneficiaries by promoting a better future, values ​​and human dignity. It is part of the ADRA International network, the global humanitarian organisation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, one of the most widespread non-governmental organisations in the world. ADRA International is active in 118 countries and guided by a philosophy which combines compassion with practicality, reaching out to people in need without racial, ethnic, political or religious distinctions to serve humanity so that all may live together as God intended.