OPERATION BLESSING SENDING INTERNATIONAL DISASTER RELIEF TEAM FROM NORFOLK TO POLAND-UKRAINE BORDER TO HELP WITH REFUGEE INFLUX
Virginia Beach, VA (March 1, 2022) – On Wednesday, March 2, Operation Blessing’s International Disaster Relief team will depart from Norfolk and travel to Poland to help with the massive wave of refugees near the border with Ukraine.
As of today, the United Nations has reported 377,000 refugees have entered Poland, with 50,000 more arriving daily.
Once they arrive on Thursday, the Operation Blessing team will set up a hub for emergency relief efforts to help the wave of refugees that are fleeing from the violence in Ukraine. Led by Diego Traverso, director of International Disaster Relief, the team also includes a medical doctor and a logistics expert. They will be bringing relief supplies from Operation Blessing’s Chesapeake warehouse, including water filtration devices, solar lamps, and hygiene kits which will be distributed to refugees who are staying in camps near the Polish-Ukraine border.
Efforts To Help Ukraine Refugees
Operation Blessing also plans to set up medical clinics near the border, and coordinate the distribution of food, hygiene kits, and water to those in tent camps.
Operation Blessing continues its efforts inside Ukraine, with teams on the ground in the cities of Kiev and Krasnohorivka. Since the violence began last week, Operation Blessing has distributed emergency supplies including food kits, bottled water, and electric generators.
Operation Blessing and its parent organization, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), have been working in the conflict zone of eastern Ukraine, including the city of Donetsk and the village of Chasiv Yar, since 2014 (note – CBN began the operations there, then the work was assigned to Operation Blessing in 2018). Operations have since broadened to include Kiev and other cities throughout Ukraine.
To donate to the relief efforts, go to https://www.ob.org/crisis