We are glad to inform you that for several days now there has been silence in Chernihiv. There are no heavy air bombings, volleys and other artillery. The sun is shining as children cautiously come out of the basements to the playground. We so want this nightmare to end quickly, the Center continues to work as a special point for families with children who have lost their homes.
These two children with mums are going to be evacuated.
Since February 24, there were about 180 people we have helped: 100 children, 20 old people, and eight newborns. We tried to evacuate some people from the city made lists we found volunteers who took them out of the city to the western regions along safe routes. Now there are 75 people left in the center 30 children, six without help old people, one newborn with his mother waiting for the buses from UNICEF they will pick up 11 more children with their mothers. They should have arrived yesterday, but due to the bombing of Kramatorsk with numerous civilian casualties, these buses were transferred to Kramatorsk and will arrive later.
At the center there are 18 staff for our children, the rest were evacuated to other safe cities or abroad: Poland, Moldova, Germany, Lithuania. We are helped a lot here by volunteers who bring food, fuel for the generator, and water.
Now the center has electricity and water, but this is not stable because due to the great destruction these water and electricity supplies are not stable and there may be occasional outages, so we are counting on the connection solar panels. Simon Brewer and Victor Kubik are looking for needed parts.
We wish you happy coming holy days, wishing peace, and health, and hope to meet you again!