Key parts of Inclusion Europe work to support people with intellectual disabilities and families in Ukraine:
Fundraising and financial support
There are 14,000 families brought together by our member in Ukraine alone. Many of them without jobs, pensions because of the war.
Inclusion Europe launched an emergency fundraiser to help them.
By mid-April, we raised and transferred € 300,000 to local organisations of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Telling the world about their situation
Report: One month of the Russian war on Ukraine in the words of families of people with intellectual disabilities – Inclusion Europe (inclusion-europe.eu)
Press conference: “Weeks of horror. And we cannot possibly escape.”
“NGOs are at the forefront providing support to refugees with disabilities,” organisations in Moldova, Poland, Romania, Czechia tell us
My appearance on Al Jazeera English 11 April:
Other broadcast media:
Helen Portal in Euractiv: We must not forget people with disabilities in Ukraine
New York Times: What Happened on Day 15 of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
Reuters: Fate of Ukrainians with disabilities a ‘crisis within a crisis’
The Independent: Millions with disabilities ‘abandoned’ in Ukraine, charities fear
CNN: People with disabilities and mobility issues find themselves trapped in Kyiv
There were many more articles and broadcasts, including in different languages around Europe and the world, and 2 mentions in Politico Brussels Playbook.
Updates January 2023:
- If you are being overlooked in normal times, it is unlikely that anyone will take you into account during a crisis
- Olena Kravchenko: We are very grateful supported us from the first days
- Do not use Ukraine recovery money for institutions, but for support to independent living – Raisa Kravchenko
Dedicated issue of Europe for us magazine (4/2022) in easy-to-read.
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