DIANA’S STORY Diana left her ‘home sweet home’ in Mariupol with her family in the first days of the war. She has been housed in one of the IDP shelters Médicos del Mundo has been supporting through local partners since the beginning of the war by providing medical and psychological care and donations. “Today I went to Epitsenter [home improvement and construction store] and cried when I saw a cup just like the one I had in Mariupol, a blanket like in Mariupol, but our home is gone. [...] You know when I got here I had such mood swings. For example, in the space of 15 minutes I could burst into tears, I could laugh and I could be depressed, then something else. But the atmosphere here [in the shelter], all these open hearts. We are from Mariupol, and they housed other people from Mariupol together with us, because we feel the same pain, we are on the same page. [...] Volunteers here come to sit at tables, listen to conversations and provide advice on, for example, how to travel somewhere, to calm down, so life goes on. Letting people get back to life gradually.” DIANA , an internally displaced woman from Mariupol. © Olmo Calvo
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