Viktor Kuljak, AVC Partner in Moldova


«It's a jump into the deep end. We were not prepared to welcome so many people!»
«It's a jump into the deep end. We were not prepared to welcome so many people!»

Our commitment – your help

War in Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine is one of the greatest humanitarian crises in recent European history. Since February 24, Ukraine has been under fire in a senseless war. To reach safety, residents are leaving their homes in droves. They mostly come on foot across the borders to neighboring countries. They are mainly women and children, as well as men over the age of 60. Able-bodied men from 19 to 60 are being drafted into the army in Ukraine. The neighboring countries, some of which are very poor, are facing a massive influx of refugees.

With all available means we support our partners in Ukraine and the affected neighboring countries with the hardly manageable challenges. We are experiencing great solidarity and generosity among the Swiss population. Many thanks for the valuable support with donations in kind and money and volunteer work!

Our help on the ground

We coordinate our relief projects with our AVC partner organizations in Germany, Austria, Italy Czech Republic and with other relief organizations.

Relief goods delivery

In the week from February 28th to March 4th, fourteen trucks could be loaded in Safnern and sent with relief goods to the crisis region: Three trucks each to Ukraine and Romania and 8 trucks to Moldova. In the coming weeks, more aid supplies will follow, mainly with food.
In all this we try to keep up the support for our other project countries. For example, in the first week of March, a truck delivery also went to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Moldova
AVC Switzerland is committed to helping Ukrainian refugees seeking safety and protection in neighboring Moldova. Our local team stood day and night in sub-zero temperatures at the border with buses waiting for refugees from Ukraine. They took in hundreds of women with infants, children and teenagers. Within a very short time, they had everything ready to receive them in Sarata Galbena: beds, showers, relief supplies and meals. The hospitable Moldovans give everything, even though they don't have much themselves.

Ukraine & Poland
AVC Germany takes care of refugees arriving in Poland as well as refugees within Ukraine. Evacuations are also carried out. In the meantime, refugees are already arriving at AVC Germany who can stay in Nidda for the time being. The goal is to place them as soon as possible, e.g. in church communities.

Western and Eastern Ukraine

Nehemia Czech Republic evacuates children from orphanages in Eastern Ukraine at great risk and brings them to Western Ukraine or neighboring countries. Nehemiah has been active in Ukraine for years, supporting orphanages, local pastors, as well as HIV-positive children, homeless people and internally displaced persons.

THANKS TO LOCAL PARTNERS
Thanks to our long-standing local partners and networks and already existing logistical infrastructure, it is possible for us to help quickly and directly.
VIDEOS FROM MOLDOVA


Our team in Moldova prepared everything for the reception in Sarata Galbena within a very short time: beds, showers, relief supplies and meals. The hospitable Moldovans give everything, even though they don't have much themselves.

VIDEOS FROM MOLDOVA


Our team in Moldova prepared everything for the reception in Sarata Galbena within a very short time: beds, showers, relief supplies and meals. The hospitable Moldovans give everything, even though they don't have much themselves.

How you can help

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Monetary donations
We are very happy to continue accepting monetary donations to buy and provide what is most urgently needed: Food, hygiene items, comforters, mattresses, emergency shelter - whenever possible directly in the affected countries. We also organize the corresponding transports, which are connected with costs too. Therefore we are glad about every financial donation. Please select the payment purpose "Refugees Ukraine".

Clothing donations
We are overwhelmed by your generosity! The need for clothes among the refugees is covered at the moment. Therefore, we are directing the clothing donations received from now on to our other projects.

We see each person as precious and unique. That is why we would like to provide them with goods and donations that are of appropriate quality and in good condition. That is, the goods should be given clean, washed, without stains or holes.

Please pack clothes and shoes in tear-proof trash bags (not garment bags or open bags) or sturdy banana boxes; tied or taped shut. Cardboard boxes will be stacked, so please do not overfill. It serves us best if the clothes are already sorted by different categories (e.g. women's clothes).

Donations in kind
Important to mention: Those in need benefit regardless of their gender, political affiliation, religion, origin or social standing.

It is best to pack the donations in kind in banana boxes and to note the content on them. We can stack these on top of each other in the trucks. Open bags, rolling suitcases, or plastic bags that tear quickly are not suitable and make our work more difficult.


We gladly accept the following donations of goods and food:

  • Bed linen (sheets, fitted sheets, pillowcases and comforter covers)
  • Terrycloth linen
  • Comforters (only synthetic comforters)
  • Mattresses (90 x 200 cm) for donated beds
  • Pampers (no cloth diapers)
  • Wool blankets and sleeping bags
  • Tents
  • Hygiene products
  • Clothes detergent

  • Dry products
  • Canned food
  • Pasta, rice etc.
  • Baby milk powder
  • Oil
  • Table salt

Please note that for customs reasons, the food must still have a shelf life of at least six months.


What we cannot accept at the moment:

  • Medicines or medical products
  • Baby carriages, toys, beds
  • Meat products of any kind
  • Fresh products
  • Refrigerated or frozen products
  • Furniture
  • Pet food
  • Liquid beverages
What's going on in Switzerland
YOUR SOLIDARITY MOVES
We are moved by your solidarity. Never before have we been so overrun with offers of help, donations in kind and money. Thank you for your heart for Ukrainian refugees. Together we make the difference.
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