Vakarchuk Q&A (by Nova Ukraine )

Share and tag your friends. Thanks to Orest Baidan for hosting and Svyatoslav Vakarchuk for spending 2 hours with us, and, of course, to more than 200 people who attended last night Q&A event. Photos (by K.Kisly) : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.876845779027475.1073741839.765097033535684&type=1 Video (by Hvastovich): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0essIVjrUY Livestream Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/54273002 This was organized by a non-profit organization in California - Nova Ukraine , which aims to provide humanitarian aid to ...

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Station Kharkiv

[wc_quick_donation] Nova Ukraine transferred $3500 to Station Kharkiv, a volunteers organization in Kharkiv focused on working with refugees from Eastern Ukraine. Volunteers from this group have been a true support for numerous refugees arriving in Kharkiv, amid any significant support from Kharkiv City officials. They meet people at the station, feed them, figure out living arrangements especially for families with small children, help with purchasing tickets to other cities in Ukraine, distribute clothes to people who left their homes with only summer things, provide ...

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Serhiy Galkin

Originally from Ivano-Frankivsk, a Ukrainian marine who served in the First Feodosia (Crimea) platoon, part of the Ukrainian forces that were the last ones to leave Crimea. Serhiy and his colleagues were captured by the Russian army. After the Russian army officers asked the marines to betray Ukraine and join Russian force, Sergey refused and started to sing Ukraine's National Anthem. He was severely beaten up and is now in a hospital outside of Kyiv with skull injuries. Serhiy's family lost all of their personal items including their home, money and documents. Ser...

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Artem Zapototskyi

With your help Nova Ukraine donated $500 for medical needs of Artem Zapototskyi who was shot by a sniper on Instytutska Street on February 20th. Bullet damaged his spine nerve and left Artem paralyzed. After several surgeries in Kiev, doctors didn’t believe he would be able to walk again. However, volunteers were able to collect funds and send him for treatment to Israel. After several months of treatment, Artem can move his upper body. He remains paralyzed from the waist down, however Israeli specialists outlined a long rehabilitation program of medications and ...

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Station Kharkiv

Nova Ukraine transferred $1000 of donated funds to Station Kharkiv, an organization of volunteers focused on helping internally displaced persons (IDPs) who were forced to move from Donbass and Crimea to Kharkiv. According to Zhenya Diss, one of the volunteers, the organization daily needs to buy $100-150 worth of supplies to assist up to 50 internally displaced families that rely on their help. There are pregnant women and there are many families with kids. Usually IDPs stay with their relatives and friends and are ready to go back as soon as it’s safe to do so. S...

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Djerelo

After participating in the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk,  an advocacy group realized the disastrous state of the issue. A decision was made to resume the work in a laid-up hotel “Djerelo” in Pushcha Vodytsya near Kyiv. Just in three days the group managed to prepare the abandoned hotel’s residential and technical facilities for the reception and resettlement of 149 adults and 53 children. Everyone who’s been hosted at Djerelo is an internally displaced person. They lost all they had, they lost their ...

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A Family from Donetsk

A Nova Ukraine volunteer helped an internally displaced family of five from Donetsk to buy shoes and some other much needed personal items for their kids while their mother was at a hospital awaiting for the arrival of a new baby girl. Serhiy, the father of three (8, 9 and 11 years old) moved his family from Donetsk to Kyiv after witnessing their pro-Ukrainian neighbor being killed. The family packed in a hurry and using a network of volunteers left Donetsk for Kyiv. Thank you for your donations!    

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Young Ukrainian Students in Vancouver

This summer Ukrainians of Vancouver will be welcoming a group of young students from Ukraine who will be participating in a summer program and taking ESL classes at the Canadian College of English Language. This program is organized by O.W.L.Ukrainian Canadian Education and Charity Trust in response to the tragic revolutionary events of winter 2013/14 that changed Ukraine and Ukrainians forever. Among our participants are children whose fathers were shot by snipers at Maidan and those whose fathers survived after being shot or burned, young activists that got severe ...

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CHILDREN OF WOUNDED AND KILLED HEROES ON MAIDAN VACATION IN EUROPE

Thirty children, whose parents were wounded or killed on Maidan during the winter clashes, went on vacation in Sweden and Bulgaria. Some were helped by volunteers, some by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.  Nova Ukraine allocated $900 for the Swedish project. The story of each of these children is tragic, but with the happy ending. Their parents were nearly killed on Maidan; they received severe, live-threatening injuries. Ekaterina, a local of Kyiv, is a mother of 4. She was a volunteer on Maidan in February, helping the injured. She got a severe back injury, ...

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