Project Spotlight: Assisting Jewish Ukrainian Refugees

The Fellowship  |  March 22, 2022

Elderly women sitting on cots in a refugee camp.
(Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv)

At the Moldova-Ukraine border are temporary shelters for refugees, and Fellowship staff are here assisting those who need food and assistance with aliyah. Many of the people came a very long way from bombed areas, without any possibility of resting along the way, or even stopping to eat.

Two of those people are Nina, 82, and Ludmila, 73, who know each other because Nina’s son is married to Ludmila’s daughter. The two women are family — and they are taking care of each other as their children wait for them to come home to Israel on a Fellowship Freedom Flight.

The situation in Ukraine seems to get worse by the hour, as Nina explains: “It’s awful. You can see the military planes all the time and they are bombing us. People are hiding in the basements, but these are not real shelters, nor do they have all the equipment that’s needed in a real shelter.”

Both women quickly decided to leave everything behind and escape to the border, as they heard explosions and bombings in their neighborhood. “You see, my shoe is torn. I don’t have other shoes with me, we didn’t take anything, we literary ran away,” explains Ludmila.

It’s a miracle they escaped, and as they wait to fly to Israel to reunite with their children, Nina and Ludmila know all this is possible thanks to Christians around the world who love them. Thank you for making this possible.

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