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Kherson authorities plan to install 60 mobile shelters. As of now, about 30 of them have already been put up in the city. In general, the authorities also want to install 150 mobile shelters in the de-occupied parts of Kherson region. They plan to put them up, first of all, near schools that do not have bomb shelters. The region also continues to repair shelters that have been abandoned and out of use.
FRIDA Ukraine, a mission of Ukrainian-Israeli medical volunteers, continues to provide assistance to the civilian population affected by hostilities.
A total of 3 missions will take place on May 13-14. Two of them will take place in the de-occupied and front-line parts of Kharkiv and Kherson regions. A team of 20 doctors will provide quality medical care in regional communities for two days.
Also, another team of volunteer doctors will take outpatient appointments at the “Enjoying Life: Care” support center for displaced persons in Kyiv as part of the marathon organized jointly with “Enjoying Life” charitable foundation. It is the first time, FRIDA doctors will take appointments with temporarily displaced persons at such a scale.
Journalists are invited to accompany the team of medical volunteers during planned missions in Kharkiv or Kherson regions, or join the mission in Kyiv. There is also an opportunity to cover the activities of FRIDA Ukraine and conduct interviews with the team without traveling to hot spots.
37-year-old Iryna Horobtsova worked for a Ukrainian IT company and became known for her social media posts about life under occupation. Iryna posted photos with Ukrainian symbols and called her apartment her “home resistance headquarters.” On May 13, 2022, the Russians abducted her from her home and kept her in a pre-trial detention center in Simferopol. No one is allowed to visit Iryna, and she is completely isolated from the outside world. The activist’s parents are ready to talk to the media to spread her story and get their daughter released as soon as possible.
Doctors of the Hospitallers Medical Battalion will teach civilians how to provide medical aid to the injured. The training is expected to start next week in Kherson.
After the liberation of Kherson, some of the actors of Mykola Kulish Music and Drama Theater returned to their hometown. Despite the enemy shelling, the actors are currently working in the art hub of a shelter. Recently, the thespians presented the play called “A Kitten to Remember the Darkness”. The team is also working on rebuilding the theater.
For reference: In November, Kherson was taken back under Ukraine’s control. Back in May, the occupation authorities of Kherson appointed a man who had previously worked as a security guard to manage Mykola Kulish Music and Drama Theater. In July, the occupiers set up an artillery ammunition depot in the premises of the theater.
The goal of the volunteer project “Brave to Rebuild” is to help residents of the de-occupied territories of Ukraine to restore housing and social institutions damaged as a result of the russian federation’s full-scale aggression against Ukraine. Since the beginning of May 2022, over 2,000 volunteers from Ukraine, Europe, the U.S., Canada and Australia have been involved in the project. Among other things, volunteers helped to clear debris, repair roofs and windows in 228 detached houses and 153 apartments in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Kherson regions.
February 21-22, 2023 (Kyiv) — setting up “Volunteer Indomitability” hub in the premises of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. This indomitability center will help volunteers and young activists, as well as provide electricity to enable work during power and communication outages. In fact, it will be a public co-working space, arranged by the activists themselves.
February 25-26 (Irpin, Bucha and surrounding villages). Clearing debris, small repairs in detached houses.
For the second time, “volunteer paratroopers” are being trained in Odesa to go to Kherson. Those who volunteered will pack and unload the humanitarian aid, as well as deliver it to the addresses, explains the coordination headquarters for humanitarian aid in Odesa region. Some of the volunteers will work in villages near the city. One of the tasks they will face is clearing the rubble. Therefore, there is a need for drivers of special vehicles.Departure to Kherson is planned for the middle of February, and the volunteer work will last for at least two months.
For reference: 11 people from Kyiv, Odesa, the UK and the U.S. worked in Kherson as part of the first such mission, which lasted 10 days.
Doctors of Kherson Children’s Hospital have been helping patients since the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine (children are brought here from the de-occupied territories). The facility survived the occupation.
In January, the russians attacked the building three times. (In particular, on New Year’s Eve, the enemy fired about seven shells at the hospital. As the result of the attack a fire started in the nurse’s office and the ward for the sick). In addition, there are hundreds of broken and boarded up windows, as well as damaged equipment in the hospital.
“Unbreakable together” exhibition opened at the railway station in Kherson. Eleven photo artists presented their works, in which they showed how Ukrainians live during the war, how life is revived in the liberated territories, how volunteers, doctors, and the military work, and how Ukraine is supported by the world.
The exhibition is organized by UKRAINIAN WARCHIVE, a unique photo archive. This is an online archive of photos documenting russia’s aggression in Ukraine. The idea of the project is to collect all the photos about the war in one place and make them easy to navigate. To do this, the creators of the archive describe each photo in detail by specifying its location, event, author, date and many other details.
On Wednesday, January 18, three concrete mobile bomb shelters will be set up in the center of Kherson as part of the SafePlace4UA project. As reported earlier, this initiative already facilitated the installation of the first concrete mobile bomb shelter in Kherson. It was placed at the spot that the russian invaders attacked on December 24. (Then 11 people died, and 64 were injured).