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Statement of UNHCR Representative

Statement of UNHCR Representative

I am appalled and heartbroken to learn that one of our humanitarian colleagues, who had been working as a protection staff for our Ukrainian NGO partner, Right to Protection, was killed in the Russian missile attack on Chernihiv city centre this morning. He leaves...

A New Start: An 18-month long journey from hurt to healing

A New Start: An 18-month long journey from hurt to healing

After Russia’s full-scale invasion began, 37-year-old Lavra* and her 13-year-old son, Anton, had to flee their home in a small industrial town in eastern Ukraine. However, they were not only escaping from the war. “This has been an absolute horror,” says...

Helping make Olga’s home livable again

Helping make Olga’s home livable again

Olga remembers the moment that war came to her neighbourhood.  “We were at home, and suddenly there was a deafening sound followed by an explosive wave,” she recalls. “Immediately the windows in our kitchen shattered.”  “Nobody understood what was happening – only...