As the situation in the cities and villages across Ukraine continues to deteriorate, the Federation of Jewish Communities’ operational arm in Ukraine, the JRNU, has distributed with the help of their staff and volunteers, nearly 600 tons of food across Ukraine, providing packages to 25,000 people.
The situation in cities and villages across the country is dire. Many of the individuals who previously supported their communities are now seeking help themselves, as they have lost their source of income and have depleted their savings.
Prices for all types of products in Ukraine have increased exponentially. People have no more savings and are unable to find work. Many people will be unable to pay for heating and other utilities in the harsh winter months, right around the corner.
Many homes are damaged and need repairs to doors, windows, and communication systems.
The staff and volunteers of FJC’s JRNU organization have distributed nearly 600 tons of food across Ukraine, providing packages to 25,000 people.
In Chernihiv, one of the cities that was severely damaged early in the crisis, repairs are being made to homes: hot water heaters are being installed and window repairs are being scheduled. Medication distribution is underway in the cities of Sumy, Kryvyi Rih, Uman, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, and Pervomaisk – along with a wide range of additional lifesaving activities.