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    Solidarity Call Center, March 2022, $8,000

    Funds Sources: Ukrainian Peace Campaign

    Project Name: Solidarity Call Center

    Donation Links: Ukrainian Peace Fund | UPF Facebook Fundraiser

    Recipient Organization: Geeks for Democracy

    Starting Date: March 2022

    Financing: Financed 

    Project Status: In Development

    Total Project Budget: $20,000

    Financed Amount: $8,000

     

    RUF financed $8,000 out of $20,000 goal. Thank you for your support.

     

    Short Description

    From the earliest days of the war, we focused on supporting the people forced to flee from Ukraine. In addition to the punctual help provided at the border points and the NorthRailwayStation, we reactivated the call-center project, inspired by the one we developed during the Covid-19pandemic but adapted to current needs.

     

    Details

    Since March 10, the Call Center has received over 2000 Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, and English calls. With dedicated mixed language teams, we directly solved the requests that came to us or forwarded the a solution to the authorities. The problems faced by those forced to leave the path of war are varied, such as transport/accommodation/public and private medical services/legislation and procedures for obtaining documents, employment or entering the education system, etc.

     

    • We segregate data to help authorities properly assess the situation on the ground.
    • We mediate and resolve medium and long-term problems for people displaced because of the war in Ukraine to scale the efforts of the authorities and associations involved.
    • We partner with the authorities to maximize resources so that the support process is coherent and traceable.


    Geeks For Democracy (G4D) is a non-profit/non-governmental organization that operates on "volunteerism as service." G4D projects facilitate contribution-type volunteering through expertise and professionals and mobilize human resources in one-off actions with a flexible volunteer schedule. G4D projects are characterized by a SMART intervention and the stimulation of civic/social/educational volunteering through transparency, an enthusiastic approach, in a team spirit so that people feel part of a common approach, of common principles and values in which their efforts are rewarded (through credit, interactions, meaning).

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    War Task Force, $8,000

    Funds Sources: Ukrainian Peace Campaign

    Project Name: Code for Romania War Task Force

    Donation Links: Ukrainian Peace Fund | UPF Facebook Fundraiser

    Recipient Organization: Code for Romania

    Starting Date: April 2022

    Financing: Financed 

    Project Status: In Development

    Total Project Budget: $12,000

    Financed Amount: $8,000

     

    RUF financed $8,000 out of $12,000 goal. Thank you for your support.

    Short Description

    The Task Force mechanism will help provide qualitative information about the ongoing situation and the effects of the war and aid in managing the critical needs of the refugees, resources, and capacity of local authorities and support for the civil society in Ukraine and the Moldova Republic.

     

    Details

    On 24 Feb, our usual activities were put on hold, and we redirected all our resources on relaunching the Task Force to support the Ukrainian refugees fleeing the horrors of the war, but also to assist the Department of Emergency Situations and the Romanian Government in their endeavors to manage the
    humanitarian crisis. 


    In less than eight weeks, we delivered 11 digital tools designed to improve Romania’s response to a humanitarian crisis of such dimensions. The first three tools of this ecosystem were up in just ten days and addressed the refugees’ urgent needs:

    • Access to official information - dopomoha.ro is the go-to refugee resource and assistance platform, which offers information verified and validated by international refugee support organizations and local authorities. Our content creation and validation partners are the Romanian National Council for Refugees - CNRR, IOM Romania, the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), and UNHCR. All information on the platform is available in Ukrainian, Russian, English, and Romanian.
    • Resource and housing management - UnAcoperis.ro (One Roof) is the platform where refugees in need of accommodation can access places that have been checked and adapted to their special needs so that those fleeing the war stay safe.¬†
    • SprijinDeUrgenta.ro (Emergency Support) is a space where those who want to offer their help but do not know how can get in direct contact with those who need help. For resource allocation and procedures, we collaborate with the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), which access and coordinate the distribution effort according to the needs of the people who are now crossing the border in Romania. Both platforms are available in Ukrainian, Russian, English, and Romanian.

     

    We continue to work tirelessly to address the long-term needs that the Ukrainian migrants have during their unlimited stay in Romania. The financial support received will be directed to the development of new digital tools designed to ease access to:

    • medical services for chronic patients (UkraineChildCancerHelp and ConsiliereHIV are live)
    • education and integration
    • psychological assistance, especially for those affected by PTSD.

     

    At the same time, we continue to collaborate with the authorities and the NGO sector in Romania to consolidate this growing integrated digital ecosystem that will support the Romanian society in managing the effects of any future humanitarian crisis.

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    Mobile Medical Unit for Ukrainian Refugees, April 2022, $8,000

    Funds Sources: Ukrainian Peace Campaign

    Project Name: Aid for Refugees

    Donation Links: Ukrainian Peace Fund | UPF Facebook Fundraiser

    Recipient Organization: Fundatia Inovatii Sociale Regina Maria

    Starting Date: April 2022

    Financing: Financed 

    Project Status: In Development

    Total Project Budget: $20,000

    Financed Amount: $8,000

     

    RUF financed $8,000 out of $20,000 goal. Thank you for your support.

     

    Short Description

    The project aims to help free medical care refugees from Ukraine who will stay or are in transit in Romania and are sheltered in institutional or private refugee centers in Bucharest and its surroundings. We intend to prepare and urgently use 3 to 5 mobile units, the related medical staff (doctors and nurses), and the ambulance.


    We intend to prepare and urgently use 3 to 5 mobile units, the related medical staff (doctors and nurses), and the ambulance. After the refugee crisis, the division thus established will continue to provide home medical services to underprivileged people. Benefiting from the Foundation's experience in similar projects, it will become an independent medical and social entrepreneurship project capable of providing up to 23.000 medical services per year, 30% provided to social patients (Ukrainians included).

     

    Details

    The project ‚ÄúMobile Medical Care‚ÄĚ will continue to provide medical assistance to Ukrainian refugees in Bucharest and its surroundings. Inovatii Sociale Foundation started with a small, equipped team that visited some refugee centers. We have noticed again that the need for medical assistance is enormous and that we were the only ones doing it. By connecting with all coordinators of the refugee centers, we were called each time someone felt sick and were in contact with the City Hall of Ilfov and Bucharest, DSU, and DGASMB (state social assistance).


    Between March 10th and April 18, we visited over 325 patients in 13 centers (several times in some of them). Here we discovered a lot of dramatic cases where the situation could be fatal without our help. Some patients were at risk of death, and just because we were there and we noticed their condition, they had the chance to survive. 


    Our activities will include:

    • Medical assistance at the shelters to adults and children (consultation, ultrasounds, diagnosis, offering medications).
    • Help with hospital transfer.
    • Assistance with embassies (for Ukrainian citizens of other origins, primarily Jewish and Indian).

    The beneficiaries will:

    • heal their physical wounds
    • develop a foundation for emotional healing, develop a feeling of trust, and not be sick and lonely.
    • build a relationship of trust in the Romanian medical system and Romanian doctors¬†
    • feel more at ease, cared for, and comfortable in the shelters.
    • those who want to stay and build their new life in Romania have the possibility of searching for jobs and finding their dignity and place in the society
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    Aid for Refugees, March 2022, $20,000

    Funds Sources: Ukrainian Peace Campaign

    Project Name: Aid for Refugees

    Donation Links: Ukrainian Peace Fund | UPF Facebook Fundraiser

    Recipient Organization: Fundatia Regala Principesa Margareta a Romaniei

    Starting Date: March 2022

    Financing: Financed 

    Project Status: In Development

    Total Project Budget: $20,000

    Financed Amount: $20,000

     

    RUF financed $20,000 out of $20,000 goal. Thank you for your support.

     

    Short Description

    The AID FOR REFUGEES project launched in the first days of March 2022, when families with children were fleeing the war to cross the border to Romania. More than 160 refugees who arrived in Bucharest received immediate support through the Foundation - accommodation in a partner hotel unit, three hot meals per day, social counseling, transport or transfers to the bus stations or airport, and individually personalized assistance as needed to each family. Some refugees continued their journey to other countries or found long-term solutions in Romania.


    Starting in April, the AID FOR REFUGEES expanded to support the urgent or medium-term needs of refugee families with children, offering support to other NGOs working on the borders of Ukraine or implementing activities in other areas of the country. We also provide hosting, educational activities, and social counseling to a steady number of 70 refugees arriving in Bucharest, primarily mothers, children, and the elderly.

     

    Details

    AID FOR REFUGEES ensures direct support of refugees arriving in Romania, with hosting and essential services in Bucharest or supporting organizations working directly with refugees in areas close to the borders or hosted in other communities. We aim to serve more than 1250 refugees with first aid and short-term social support so mothers, children, and the elderly can find safety and ensure their basic needs.  


    Support services for the basic needs of refugees as accommodation, hot meals, transport or transfers, medical services, Direct material aid such as food products or packages, personal care and sanitary products, clothing, toys, school supplies, and supplies needed to support activities in accommodation centers or transit points Counseling and assistance for refugees as children dedicated activities, legal advice for getting state aid or necessary documents, social counseling for integration in Romania.

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    Hope for Ukraine. Power from All Fund, March 2022, $20,000

     

    Funds Sources: Ukrainian Peace Campaign

    Project Name: Hope for Ukraine. Power from All Fund

    Donation Links: Ukrainian Peace Fund | UPF Facebook Fundraiser

    Recipient Organization: Asociatia pentru Relatii Comunitare (ARC)

    Starting Date: March 2022

    Financing: Financed 

    Project Status: In Development

    Total Project Budget: $20,000

    Financed Amount: $20,000

     

    RUF financed $20,000 out of $20,000 goal. Thank you for your support.

     

    Short Description

    In March 2022, ARC launched " Hope for Ukraine. Strength from all “Fund and eight other organizations and federations to coordinate resources and funding for over 70 NGOs. The project's two main goals are to provide immediate support and relief to NGOs working directly with refugees and provide resources to cover housing costs, utility bills for refugee centers, and professionalization of staff dealing with refugees.

     

    Details

    Through this fund, ARC wants to take the fundraising pressure from the organizations present in the field. Romania cannot handle the urgent and specialized needs of the Ukrainian refugees. Although there was an incredible wave of generosity in the first weeks of the war, the NGOs working with refugees are overworked, burned out, and unpaid, and any strategic program doesn’t cover their costs. Most of the Ukrainian translators are volunteers, and many are students. This vital resource needs to be increased, empowered, and trained to deal with complex cases at the crossing or transit centers.

    There’s a small number of social services officers. The state doesn’t have a proper strategy to increase its number, and those from the NGO sector can’t respond to all the present needs. The NGOs have created crisis centers to accommodate the Ukrainian refugees, but they struggle to cover the utility bills.


    ARC’s fund will provide the vital relief these organizations need to be able to offer their services medium term. We want to ensure that their efforts won’t endanger their stability or weaken their impact.

     

    Photo credit: Inquam Photos / Adriana Neagoe, Andrei DńÉscńÉlescu¬†

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    Ajutor pentru refugiatii ajunsi pe teritoriul Romaniei, April 2022, $15,000

    Funds Sources: Ukrainian Peace Campaign

    Project Name: Ajutor pentru refugiatii ajunsi pe teritoriul Romaniei

    Donation Links: Ukrainian Peace Fund | UPF Facebook Fundraiser

    Recipient Organization: Asociatia Sange pentru Romania

    Starting Date: April 2022

    Financing: Financed 

    Project Status: In Development

    Total Project Budget: $20,000

    Financed Amount: $15,000

     

    RUF financed $15,000 out of $20,000 goal. Thank you for your support.

     

    Short Description

    The Humanitarian Foundation "Nord 2001" through the project "Support for Ukraine" aims to provide humanitarian help to Ukrainian refugees (food, medicine, clothing, footwear, hygiene products, and household products).

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    Angels for Ukraine, March 2022, $15,000

    Funds Sources: Ukrainian Peace Campaign

    Project Name: Angels for Ukraine

    Donation Links: Ukrainian Peace Fund | UPF Facebook Fundraiser

    Recipient Organization: Asociatia Ingeri pentru Suflete

    Starting Date: March 2022

    Financing: Financed 

    Project Status: In Development

    Total Project Budget: $30,000

    Financed Amount: $15,000

     

    RUF financed $15,000 out of $30,000 goal. Thank you for your support.

     

    Short Description

    Since February 24th, when Russia attacked our neighboring country Ukraine, many citizens have become refugees in Romania. Angels for Souls provides immediate assistance helping with food, water, other essential items, and transportation.

     

    Details

    To help the refugees in Romania and Ukraine, we provide basic supplies and support the logistics costs. Our long-term project is to help Ukrainian refugees in Romania access jobs, learn the language, and become financially independent. To date, we estimate that we have helped over 1000 people. Financing provided by RUF will be used to purchase and deliver supplies for refugees in Romania and cover logistics. For this project, we work together with Volunteers in Europe, ADRA, SENTINOZA SENSA FRONTIERS, and many other associations from Romania.

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    Ukrainian Peace Campaign $371,000+

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    Caravana cu Medici Stands by Ukraine, April 2022, $8,500

    Funds Sources: Ukrainian Peace Campaign

    Project Name: Caravana cu Medici Stands by Ukraine

    Donation Links: Ukrainian Peace Fund | UPF Facebook Fundraiser

    Recipient Organization: Caravana cu Medici

    Starting Date: April 2022

    Financing: Financed 

    Project Status: In Development

    Total Project Budget: $8,500

    Financed Amount: $8,500

     

    RUF financed $8,500 out of $8,500 goal. Thank you for your support.

     

    Short Description:

    Considering the current situation of the war in Ukraine, Caravana cu Medici Association wants to provide medical assistance to Ukrainian refugees who are transiting Romanian cities or who decide to stay in Romania for a more extended period. Therefore, the Cluj branch of the Association offers medical assistance to the refugees in need who seek medical help in Cluj-Napoca.

     

    Details:

    The project Caravana cu Medici stands by Ukraine will provide medical assistance to both children and adults transiting through the city of Cluj-Napoca. The medical consultations will be conducted at the Refugees Centers set up by the local humanitarian support group.

    Our activity in these centers will offer medical aid, clinical diagnosis, triage, and medical treatment when possible. We also want to conduct surveys related to the vaccination status of people coming from Ukraine and transiting Romania. Furthermore, if the request for vaccination against COVID19 and other diseases, we can assist in this matter.

    All funds raised will go towards purchasing medical supplies and devices that Caravana cu Medici volunteers will use to help Ukrainian refugees in need.