Some of the organisations we work with in Brasov County are giving shelter and food to Ukrainian refugee families (mostly mothers and children) who have fled to safety in Romania. One organisation has signed up to be a refugee centre. It has 75 beds available and is giving accommodation and food to mothers and children. Another organisation has taken in a refugee family - a grandmother, mother and three children - and is willing to help more families too. Support is needed for these families.
Many refugees from Ukraine are fleeing to safety in Romania and need a place to stay. According to the UN Refugee Agency, 84,671 refugees from Ukraine had gone to Romania by 8 March 2022. Casa Mea and FAST, two of our partner organisations in Brasov County, Romania, have been offering shelter and food to Ukrainian refugee families since the first week of March. Assistance is needed to continue to help these families.
Support will be given to FAST and Casa Mea, and any of our other partner organisations in Brasov, that give shelter and food to refugee families. They have the accommodation and space, and are well-established organisations with good local connections. Your contributions will help with the resources they need for the families at this very challenging time. The weather is still cold so the costs of heating will be high. At FAST's centre, it costs around 12 GBP per day to house a person there.
Activities will be done with the children at FAST. Casa Mea's administrator has arranged for the refugee children staying there to attend school with her (as she is also an English teacher in the local school). We heard from FAST that mostly younger mothers with children are staying there. The fathers and husbands are in Ukraine. Any assistance will be a big support for the children and their families in the present moment, and will help for their futures, while there is so much uncertainty now.