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  The Conflict in Ukraine continues, The Mustard Seed Mission works with Medair to provide permanent assistance
2022/03/23 | editor

Since the Ukraine conflict began on February 24, there have been heavy casualties across Ukraine. As of March 21, more than 3.3 million Ukrainians, including 1.5 million children, have been forced to leave their homes and flee to neighboring countries. The Mustard Seed Mission (MSM), in conjunction with the European humanitarian organization Medair, has launched a humanitarian rescue operation for the Ukrainian people in Poland. It has successively established 2 reception centers, and plans to recruit 100 to 200 volunteers to establish a service base in Poland. It is estimated to help more than 150,000 people, including 100,000 refugees in Poland and about 58,000 displaced people in Ukraine.

Since the conflict in Ukraine, 1.4 million children left their homes and have fled to neighboring countries. Photo Credit — Dale MacMillan — MEDAIR

According to the data from United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), since the conflict in Ukraine, 3 million refugees have crossed borders, up to 200,000 in a single day, which reach the highest record since World War II. Most of refugees are women and children. In the past 20 days, 75,000 children have become refugees every day, with a total of about 1.5 million children. On average, 55 children become refugees per minute. David Huang, CEO of MSM, said "MSM values everyone's life. This is the time when we need to show our love and care, and hope to gather the strength of more people to help". Therefore, when the conflict broke out, MSM urgently launched humanitarian relief work through Medair, a cooperative organization in Europe, providing supplies support and medical resources for refugees who are forced to flee from their families in order to survive.

55 children become refugees per minute. Photo Credit — Dale MacMillan — MEDAIR

In addition to providing medical care, water, sanitation and relief supplies in Przemyśl near Polish-Ukrainian border, the rescue team is also preparing to provide long-term shelter and psychological support for Ukrainian refugees and displaced people who have experienced trauma. The basic needs are 2 million US dollars, medical and psychological support 770,000 US dollars, and plans to establish reception centers for the refugees and the displaced in and outside Ukraine, as well as support refugee host families. According to the observation of the staff at the scene, people need basic supplies, hygiene products, cash, and basic medical care, as well as social and psychological support, especially for women and children, which requires more attention.

Everyone counts, and this is the time to show love and care. Photo Credit — Dale MacMillan — MEDAIR


The plan is to prioritize support for reception centers in the region. The following are the main tasks expected to be performed in the next few months:

1. Provide refugee blankets, hygiene kits, and emergency shelter.

2. Assist in arranging host families.

3. Primary physical examinations, psychological support at the border.

4. Assist local clinics with medical supplies and equipment.

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