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In spring, high-quality prosthetics, reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation will be available free of charge to Ukrainian military and civilians who suffered due to the war. An ultra-modern specialized clinic called Superhumans Center is being created on the basis of a medical facility in Lviv region. After being consulted by leading experts from the U.S. and Europe, Ukrainian doctors will provide treatment and rehabilitation of the highest quality. The prosthesis production site and an aquatic rehabilitation center will operate at the facility. The center will make use of advanced medical equipment.
Currently, the center’s premises are under renovation, but people who need prosthetics can already register for assistance and start consultations with doctors.
A Lviv photographer takes photos of the victims of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine (military and civilian) as part of “The Unburnt” project
Soldier named Illya became the first participant of such a photo shoot. The man had caught fire in a tank during a combat mission, as a result of which he had received many burns and skin damage. He is very concerned about the appearance of his face, because others pay too much attention to it and get scared of it. Currently, he is being helped by doctors within the framework of “The Unburnt” project.
For reference: “The Unburnt” charity project for aesthetic medicine was launched in Ukraine to provide comprehensive, free treatment for soldiers, volunteers, civilians and children who have received burns and scars as a result of war. The work is carried out with the support of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and with the help of partners.
The primary task of “Dobrobat” is to quickly restore damaged buildings by covering the destroyed roof, repairing broken windows, and reinforcing damaged walls. “Dobrobat” volunteers are rebuilding residential blocks and detached houses, schools, outpatient clinics and infrastructure facilities.
Branches of the volunteer movement are located in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions. And more than 40,000 people applied to join the ranks of “Dobrobat” including the residents of those areas where “Dobrobat” helps with reconstruction, and people from other regions, in particular, from currently occupied territories. Some foreigners joined the volunteer initiative as well.
For reference: Since the beginning of April, “Dobrobat” members have helped over 1,650 families whose homes were damaged. In particular, roofs were restored in more than 160 houses, windows were repaired in 95. More than 50 social infrastructure objects were rebuilt. In addition, they helped to clear the rubble of destroyed housing and clean the territory of infrastructure facilities.
Zatyshok (a cozy place) anti-crisis transit hub for vulnerable categories of internally displaced persons from Donetsk region (persons with disabilities, orphans, the elderly, large families, single parents, families of military personnel, women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence) works in Dnipro.
The hub, among other things, provides free accommodation and meals for a period of 1 to 10 calendar days. And if necessary, they help with further evacuation, both within Ukraine and abroad (the length of stay is determined by the complexity of the specific situation of each person/family).
“A House Made of Splinters” was included in the list of nominees for the “Oscar” (in the category Best Documentary Feature Film). This movie was produced in Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. The film is about children from dysfunctional families who ended up in a shelter near the front. The main characters of the movie are educators who, in the conditions of the war with russia, are trying to create a safe space for children.
Iryna Salikhova is a volunteer from Kherson city, who was recently awarded the Golden Heart award by the President of Ukraine. At the beginning of the full-scale invasion, she and her husband helped deliver vital medicines to hospitals for the wounded people. Subsequently, she gathered a whole team of volunteers (the initiative entitled “Kotyky-Patriotyky” (patriot catsie)), who coordinated and delivered food packages and medicines to those in need in different districts of the city, as well as in the region (there were no medical supplies in pharmacies during the period of occupation). People from other cities of Ukraine and from different countries helped with donations. In addition, the woman managed to attract grants from a humanitarian organization. Among other things, together with her husband, Iryna had to survive inquisitions, hide from the invaders and leave her hometown in late April.
Anna from Kharkiv is the owner of an equestrian school for children. Due to russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the horses began to run out of food, as hay remained in the occupied territory. In addition, there was enemy shelling, and one shell even hit the territory of the stable, but did not explode. The woman, together with her family, decided to evacuate the animals. (Her husband also rescued other people’s horses, sometimes the evacuation took place under fire. Today he continues to take animals out of hot spots).
They had to take their horses to Dnipropetrovsk region and Poltava region. Due to difficulties with caring for them, some animals were given to students and sold abroad. Later, the couple found a stable near Zhytomyr, where they decided to start anew.
“Safe Place” shelter for displaced persons was opened in Lviv. What makes “Safe Place” different is that it is set up as a hostel. “Alliance for Public Health” international charitable foundation opened the shelter designed for 21 people. IDPs can live and eat there for free for 14 days. Refugees get free consultations from lawyers, psychologists and social workers, as well as receive medical services.
Currently, several internally displaced persons from Zaporizhia, Donetsk and Kyiv regions already live in the shelter. In addition, there are immigrants who got manager and administrator jobs in this hostel.
24-year-old military serviceman Volodymyr Dubrovets from Zhytomyr oblast, a former fighter of “Azov” with the call sign “Wolf,” became the legal guardian of his brother’s 8 children. The children’s parents died in December 2022. The couple was returning home on a forest road, when their car fishtailed to the side of the road, where the vehicle was blown up by a mine. Eight children became orphans: the oldest child is 14 years old, and the youngest is two and a half months old.
On Monday, January 16, a Ukrainian team of beauty industry artists will visit Hostomel, in Kyiv region. Beauty volunteers will provide haircuts, coloring and correction of eyebrows, massages or hygienic manicures for free to all the residents.
And from January 20 to 25, beauty volunteers will be visiting Kharkiv region. They will work in five de-occupied settlements (the residents will be provided with beauty services for free).
For reference: the idea of beauty volunteering belongs to make-up artist Olha Belytska. Together with like-minded people, every week Olha comes to the de-occupied settlements of Kyiv region to help people who survived the horrors of the occupation feel beautiful again.