Alex Faynin wrote -
The antiterrorist operation in the Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts and Crimea annexation led to the fact that Ukraine has more than 1 million refugees from these regions and almost 10 thousand Ukrainian army soldiers wounded in combat. The refugees and wounded soldiers are among the most disadvantaged sections of the population who need a permanent material and moral aid. The largest number of them moved to Kharkiv region (211,414 people), Dnipro region (86,563 people), Zaporizhia region (67,417 people), and to the city of Kyiv (more than 39,000 people). This number includes 172 thousand of children, and almost 500 thousand of disabled and elderly. Most often refugees are living in dormitories of pansionates or barracks and small families apartments. There is a very high level of unemployment and, consequently, low income, and increases criminal situation among them. Social services are not always rise to the problems of so many new wards. Children of refugees because of the extremely low income of their parents are deprived of their normal food and decent health care. The Charitable Fund “Help for You” has implemented a comprehensive program “Helping Hand”, which aims to assist all citizens of Ukraine who suffered during the annexation of Crimea and fighting in the Donbas. In particular, we are looking for funds for the iImprovement of the refugee children in Israel.