War has many obvious sides and more that remain unseen. Refugees, although deprived of most belongings and means of living are often capable and able to help themselves. There are those that can’t do that: elderly and incapacitated people.
Villages that fell victim to the onslaught of the russian invasion were the home to many elderly whose lives revolved entirely around the little patch of land they owned and fed from. Often abandoned by their relatives or simply out of their reach, these people became absolutely helpless when forced to flee their homes during the evacuation.
Volunteers in Ivano-Frankivsk, a city in the West of Ukraine, are doing their best to expand the modest resources of the care centres in order to accept more elderly refugees. As is, their resources have never been abundant or merely sufficient due to poor financing from the local governments. At this point, the necessity grew significantly. And it is our goal to help out.