EUROPE/POLAND – Camillians: monitoring of the assistance project for Ukrainian refugees continues
Friday, 24 June 2022
Ursus (Agenzia Fides) – After the first evaluation of the project for the protection of Ukrainian refugees in which the Camillian Disaster Service International (Cadis) participates, Father Aris Miranda, MI, will travel to Poland for the second follow-up visit from 29 June to 1 July 2022. According to a statement sent to Agenzia Fides, the trip will touch the towns of Łomianki-Buraków and Ursus, where some 40 women and children have been welcomed for almost four months in facilities made available by the Polish Camillians ( see Fides, 25/5/2022). “Compared to the first visit, which took place between May 25 and 29, recreational and cultural events have been organized in the places in question – explained Fr. Aris, who is the Executive Director of CADIS International. A crucial moment will be the visit to the Warsaw Central Railway Station. Here, in fact, it is the Camillians who, through the Camillian Mission of Social Assistance (CMSA), manage the first reception of the arriving refugees. cards for unconditional assistance began, which could again increase the influx of people who arrive, which has decreased in the last month.” Our visit will also be an opportunity to discuss the project’s intervention in Ukraine to help around 30,000 internally displaced people (IDPs ) in the country. Relief operations began in June,” the note reads. On June 20, several medical devices (portable ultrasound machines, electrocoagulators) arrived in kyiv. From there they will be taken to the hospital in Krematorsk via Dnipro, where flour and buckwheat have also been donated to the inhabitants of Slavyansk, a few evaluation kilometers from the front line. The will cover the possibility of entering Ukraine to help coordinate activities in Bucza, Chernihiv and other locations in the east, with the Polish NGO Dobra Fabryka and part of the project team”.
A part of the resources has also been assigned to support the Odessa and Krematorks hospitals, which have been identified as strategic facilities for the care of the sick and children. The first month of implementation of the project has contributed to improving the conditions of the refugees. The good management of the first reception center has facilitated its correct reception. Accurate information and personal assistance provided by the volunteers have reduced the stress and confusion of the refugees upon arrival. CADIS’ intervention is part of a partnership with the Italian NGOs Salute e Sviluppo, Missione Calcutta, Pro.Sa, Madian Orizzonti and Cesmet, which, since the beginning of the conflict, have been mobilized to cooperate with the Camillian Province of Poland. Furthermore, on April 30, CADIS International and the Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation of Taiwan began a collaboration to support ongoing interventions (see Fides, 4/5/2022). (AP/GC) (Agenzia Fides, 24/6/2022)