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Olena Nizalova

Olena Nizalova is crowdfunding

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Weʼre raising £10,000 to help women and children escaping the war in Ukraine on their way to safety

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I am a UK academic of Ukrainian origin. My country is fighting with a terrorist state of Russian Federation, which has decided to re-draw country borders and take the whole world backwards from peace living.

I am trying to help Ukraine to survive in this existential warfare for democratic values by helping people escape the horrors of war and not let the enemy take women and children as hostages or kill them. While I am devising a more global support effort with the humanitarian camps at the border from the Ukrainian side, specific women and children require small support to be safe.

This page has started in an effort to fund transportation for the family of my friend, Ganna Starynska, to reach the border. She did not have her own transport and there was no public transport. It took only 3 hours to drive from her village to the border, but at the time she was told that one seat from her village would cost $250, and the price had been rising quickly. She has three children and her sister-in-law has two children. So, we were looking to raise enough for two women and five children to make their way to safety. Since then, Ganna has made the way for Poland with her children, but her sister-in-law stayed behind unable to make it to the place where she could join the transport.

We have managed to collect more and decided to turn this page into the one that would enable me to help vulnerable individuals (women with children, elderly, etc.) to reach safety and obtain humanitarian support in places to which the large humanitarian efforts have not reached.

If you are willing and able to support larger scale effort which are working on together with Ukraine Charity, please see my other JustGiving page



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  • Olena Nizalova1 month ago
    Olena Nizalova

    Olena Nizalova

    1 month ago

    £334 spent yto help a family if for with a four-legged member on their last part of the journey to safety in the UK. The cost of the ferry yo bring them across the Channel. Unfortunately, the free options have not worked in this instance.

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  • Olena Nizalova2 months ago
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    Olena Nizalova

    2 months ago

    Another transfer to this project - providing funds to a family in Poltava who cooks meals for internally displaced persons from the war zone in the North East of Ukraine. Another £850 to cover the electricity bill. But more is needed to replenish the food supplies. We are going to support this organisation with grant writing, but their activities in helping people on the ground cannot wait. See for details.

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  • Olena Nizalova4 months ago
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    Olena Nizalova

    4 months ago

    As the fight in Mykolayiv is intensifying, there are more and more damages. The scope of the damages may become known days later. We are sending another £270 to the priest in Mykolayiv, who is supporting frail elderly women to ensure they have some stock of food while it is still possible to buy it. - this is the video of the shelling of the main street on which I walked on February 15th after meeting my classmates.

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  • Beth Breeze

    Beth Breeze

    Jun 30, 2022

    Thank you for giving us a way to help.


  • Jane O'Mahony

    Jane O'Mahony

    Jun 29, 2022


  • Russian in the UK

    Russian in the UK

    May 12, 2022

    Please keep up your great work, God bless.


  • D.


    May 2, 2022

    Please keep up your great work!


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Olena Nizalova

Olena Nizalova


British academic of Ukrainian origin, passionate about people's lives and trying to do whatever possible to save women and children running for safety from war in the heart of Europe waged by Putin's regime.

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