From SOS Children's Villages Spain we have opened an emergency fund to send all possible resources to our colleagues of SOS Children's Villages Ukraine and support them in all the work they are developing there due to the current conflict. We aimed to help a total of 45,000 people, mainly children. The aim of this program is to prevent family separation during displacement and to provide shelter, food, hygiene products and psychological support to families and children in need.
More than 368,000 people have crossed the borders of Poland, Hungary, Romania or Moldova since the beginning of the Russian invasion, according to data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
We will continue our efforts to ensure the well-being and protection of the children in our care, accompanying the foster families with whom we were already working before the conflict. In this regard, we have already started to transfer to Poland several families from our programs in Brovary and Lugansk who, until a few days ago, were staying in a shelter in western Ukraine.
This experience of almost 20 years in the country allows us to act with agility and flexibility in the face of emergencies, such as the one the country is currently experiencing, always ensuring the protection of children and the union of families. However, the situation in Ukraine is dramatic and the needs are increasing by the hour. That is why it is extremely important to have all possible support