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AMURT and AMURTEL Ukraine Response

AMURT works with AMURT & AMURTEL chapters throughout Europe for the Ukrainian humanitarian response that offers basic necessities and psycho-social support to the neediest.

AMURT US works with AMURT UK in providing cash support for a network of people within Ukraine. Funds are distributed through phone apps to community coordinators, who then provide whatever food and medicine are needed for others in their buildings or immediate neighbourhoods and centers for internally displaced people.

In Romania, AMURTEL is sharing its expertise in emergency psychology and coordination with the government and NGOs present at the Ukraine border point of Siret. We train local Romanian first responders and volunteers in Psychological First Aid and self-care. AMURTEL supports civil societies initiatives at the Siret border point and established a website for the same: www.siret.help. AMURTEL provides Psychological First Aid training online to our volunteers in Ukraine. AMURTEL also supports a local civic society logistics operation called Help Ukraine Romania, which is a logistic hub in northern Romania. They send 5-7 trucks with humanitarian aid to Ukraine every day.

AMURT in Romania has served 350 clients/patients with emergency psychology assistance and has conducted Psychological First Aid training for first responders and volunteers with 160 Participants. Deep Assessment and research in Chernivtsi are ongoing and endorsed by the Regional Council president and the director of social services. The research involves the Psychiatric Hospital, IDP camps and centers for Women and Children.  

Site Management

AMURT in Romania is assisting with Coordination or Civil Society and Site Management at Siret Border, including info tent for arriving refugees and website www.siret.help, and is supporting a warehouse in Siret that ship humanitarian Relief to Ukraine.

 They have also opened a staffed field office in Suceava county in northern Romania (30 minutes from the Ukraine border).

 Dada Unmantrananda met the sub-prefect of Suceava country, who endorsed our projects going forward. Funding is secured until December 2022 for projects in Suceava, Isacha, and Bucharest. Partners include AMURT & AMURTEL USA, Norwegian Refugee Council, CARE, and AmeriCare.

For more information and supporting with your donation, please see the AMURT website: https://www.amurt.net/ukraine-crisis/