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Closed 11/12/2020

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£5,000
raised of £5,000 target by 98 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,000 to help UNHCR partner NGO provide medical supplies to nursing homes for the elderly, internally displaced from conflict-ridden East of Ukraine

    London
    Funded on Friday, 11th December 2020

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    Abandoned amidst the Crossfire

    Since its outbreak in 2014, the conflict in the East of Ukraine forced more than 1,4 million people out of their homes. Many others had no better alternative but to stay in their hometowns - facing daily dangers and distress of living in the war zone. This includes thousands of elderly - often left alone without their family support. All of them are living in starvation and agonizing poverty, and due to age and health cannot take care of themselves. On the daily basis humanitarians find and evacuate such people from conflict-affected and demarcation areas.

    However, once rescued from the danger zone, majority cannot be admitted to state/municipal-funded hospices due to formal criteria. Under Ukrainian legislation, elderly citizens who have existing family members may not enter state-run care institutions - regardless of whether their family helps them in practice. Clearly, they cannot pay for their own expenses either.

    Volunteer-Run Nursing homes

    Over the years of ongoing conflict, local communities and humanitarians pulled together to create several family-style private nursing homes. All of them are run and funded through humanitarian missions and local volunteers. An official UNHCR partner, Humanitarian NGO "Proliska" - which this Project aims to support - helps 10 of such nursing homes and directly runs 2. Each nursing home hosts an average of 30 residents, and monthly maintenance of 1 elderly resident in terms of nutrition and hygiene has a cost of about 3000 UAH (approximately 93 GBP).

    Why we need Your Help

    Easy to imagine - these nursing homes are in drastic need of funding to address even the most basic needs of the residents. With this Project we are raising 5 thousand GBP to procure basic hygiene supply (diapers for the elderly), food and means for rehabilitation (i.e. walking sticks) for 100 elderly in 3 family-type nursing homes.

    Your Donation is Doubled

    This Project is a run by a group of volunteers from European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. As part of its Community Initiative Program , the Bank will match the amount raised through this Project (provided we reach our target!). Hence, your 10 GBP donations effectively turns into 20. The total amount we hope to raise from this project will close a financing gap necessary to ensure 1-month sustenance of the project target group. Some may say - this is not much!- but we believe that every drop of kindness adds up to an ocean.

    Where will your Funds go

    We will transfer the funds to an official UNHCR partner Humanitarian NGO "Proliska" which will execute procurement for the hospices.

    NGO ""Proliska" is the largest humanitarian mission helping the civilian population affected by the conflict in the East of Ukraine. The mission is run by over 150 staff and volunteers who work daily in over 600 towns and villages in 20 km proximity to the 457-km long demarcation line in Donbas (on the Ukraine-controlled side). The NGO is an official implementing partner of UNCHR, UN OCHA UHF and is working with close collaboration with the Ukrainian Ministry of Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons. Previously (2016-2018) the organization served as implementing partner of UNICEF.

    For more details see the National TV Report about the nursing homes (in Ukrainian):

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    • EBRD Community Initiative - Helping internally displaced elderly in Ukraine6 months ago
      EBRD Community Initiative - Helping internally displaced elderly in Ukraine

      EBRD Community Initiative - Helping internally displaced elderly in Ukraine

      6 months ago

      Our dear supporters! We are happy to inform that with your kind help we finally reached the target 5 000 GBP for our cause! This would be impossible without your warm words, wishes and donations. Our next steps will be to transfer the donations to the NGO "Proliska", following which EBRD will double the donations and contribute another 5 000 to the cause. We will then carry out procurement of medical supplies for three hospices for internally displaced elderly and report back to you in due course! Thank you once again for everything! EBRD Team

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    • EBRD Community Initiative - Helping internally displaced elderly in Ukraine1 year ago
      EBRD Community Initiative - Helping internally displaced elderly in Ukraine

      EBRD Community Initiative - Helping internally displaced elderly in Ukraine

      1 year ago
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      Everything is possible thanks to your kindness 🙏❤️

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    • EBRD Community Initiative - Helping internally displaced elderly in Ukraine1 year ago
      EBRD Community Initiative - Helping internally displaced elderly in Ukraine

      EBRD Community Initiative - Helping internally displaced elderly in Ukraine

      1 year ago

      Dear wonderful people, Thank you so much!! We are at 12% towards reaching the goal amount, all thanks to your warm support!! We will keep working on this in 2020! In the meantime - Happy New Year to all of you! Wishing you a year full of kindness and joy! 🙏❤️

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    Supporters

    98

    • Mark

      Mark

      Oct 25, 2020

      Guys, congratulations on financial closure! Big thanks for doing this and special thanks for the game! More to come:-)!

      £380.00

    • Max

      Max

      Oct 23, 2020

      Keep it up!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 23, 2020

      £40.00

    • Juraj

      Juraj

      Oct 22, 2020

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 22, 2020

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 22, 2020

      Good job!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 22, 2020

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    EBRD Community Initiative - Helping internally displaced elderly in Ukraine

    EBRD Community Initiative - Helping internally displaced elderly in Ukraine

    London

    We are a group of staff at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. Every contribution under this project will be matched by our employer, if we reach the goal of 5000 GBP. With 10000 GBP we will help 3 hospices for the elderly, run by UNHCR partner NGO.

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