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Spring is on the threshold

The snow is melting away. The first work in the kitchen gardens is soon starting.

We in Children’s Embassy are making plans for the annual spring campaign.

/ Katerina, coordinator of the relief programme

Thank you for giving warmth

Many thanks to Viktor Divnich, Volunteer Initiative “Волонтерська ініціатива – Центр Гостинності” for the coats and warm clothes you have collected for children in need.

Thank you for not closing your eyes to the children’s needs. You have helped many times already in the same way. The need is great, for our winter is cold.

We are already delivering the clothes to children – not letting the poor road conditions hinder us.

/ Katerina, programme coordinator

Shower cabin for the boys

Mother of two handicapped boys asks us for help to purchase a shower cabin.

“As their mother, I can say that washing them with the help of washbasins is very difficult. It is awkward for them, too. Both of them are handicapped and cannot stand up alone. We would be so grateful for your help. May God keep you and your families safe.”- Mother Inna and children

This is the letter we received from mother Inna. A shower cabin costs about 150 Euro. If the campaign yields more, we use the rest for the benefit of this family or others who need it.


In the picture: She takes the last part of the fence for firewood and remnants of the last firewood. “Tomorrow” they have nothing to heat their house with.

Not only does this family have such a situation, but many families with children also need help. Help a child today – to warm up already “tomorrow.”

At bedtime, the children put their woolen socks, cardigans and thick trousers on. They hug a hot-water bottle for warmth and hide under the blankets, but it is still cold. An ordinary Monday morning. Nadya, 9 years old, wakes up. It feels cold to get out of bed, she would rather stay under her warm blankets. And it is cold. It is cold outside, and it is cold inside their home. The family has to limit its use of firewood, there is no money to buy more.

Her two younger brothers stay in their beds, they are still too young to go to school. Her mother has already left for work, at the farm where she tends to the cattle. She left a pot of borsch-soup on the stove. Nadja shivers from the cold, the stove is already cold, her mum went to work already at four. Nadja eats some soup for breakfast, waiting for her mum to return and send her off to school.

The autumn weather is already cold, and she has no footwear but her thin trainers. Her old winter boots are too small this year, as is the winter jacket. She enjoys the soup and a piece of bread. Her mother has left one piece for each child.

Nadya starts daydreaming. Firewood, a warm home, warm winter boots, a warm jacket, mittens, a hat…

This is the reality for many children. However, we can help to fulfill those dreams of a warm winter. Our annual fundraising “Warm winter” is now on it’s final straight. The outdoor temperature in winter does not differ much from our countries, in Britain and the Nordics, it is the indoor temperature that is the difference. The houses are poorly insulated, and the children often sleep fully dressed, in jackets and warm pants.

The children are in need of warm clothing, whereas the strained economy of many families does not give room for that, as they barely have the money to get by, day by day. Do you want to join forces with us to give the children a warm winter? There is a need for warm clothing, boots, and firewood to spread warmth. Even the smallest contribution has an impact on a kid’s life. You can make the cold winter warmer for a child. Your help is needed now, as frost is creeping to the homes. Please make your donation today.


Urgent need of water

How to live without water? They have no water to drink, no water for cooking or washing…

To bore a well and draw a pipe into the house requires about 10 000 UAH or 305 Euro. The family does not have this money.

A single mother and her retarded son ask for help to have running water.

Our relief team visited the family and heard that their well has been dry for two months. Another well about a hundred metres from the house yields a little clayey water.

This is their only source of water now. The mother carries buckets of clayey water into the house and filters it as best she can. She then boils the water she uses for cooking. Washing and laundry are a problem!

To bore a well on the site and to draw a water pipe into the house would solve her problem.
Would you like to help? Your help is needed.

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Give the gift of your heart and according to your wallet! Every small contribution is valuable.

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Children’s Embassy/ Barnens Ambassad
Account Nr (IBAN) SE 69 9500 0099 6026 0415 3987

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Quarantine and Hunger

The corona quarantine is continuing to cause an urgent need of food for families. Although the lockdown is easing a little, the food distress remains.

We need your help today to buy food for the children. The need is 36 Euro per child per month.

Traffic communications are still closed, and parents cannot go to work. They get no pay and no remunerations.
The children suffer from every single day their parents cannot work.

The quarantine shields from disease but not from hunger.
Would you like to give a food parcel for a child?

Children are hungry. Conseqences of Corona

What’s for lunch today?

This is what mothers ask themselves now. Due to the corona crisis, they have no money.

“I have no food at home, and no money.

This is so hard.”

I hear these words more and more often now when the mothers phone me.
You can help them manage. Your gift can help a child in these difficult times of quarantine.

/ Katerina – coordinator of the relief programme