WIZO’s Response to Ukraine Crisis
“It is impossible to remain indifferent to the pictures from Ukraine. Pictures of a civilian population, people like me and you, fleeing their homes, families splitting up, frightened children, crowds flocking to the border crossing in order to stay alive……. but the simple and human concern for suffering of human beings is one we must all share.”
Anita Friedman, Chairperson, World WIZO
There are currently 68 students from Ukraine and 74 students from Russia living and studying in WIZO youth villages, most of whom came to Israel alone, expecting their parents to join them in the future. The majority of these students are in WIZO Nahalal youth village, located in the first moshav founded in pre-state Israel. These young girls and boys are naturally experiencing enormous stress, deeply worried about their loved ones, friends and country. Waiting for news and not knowing when or if they will ever see their families again. The Russian students are also facing the added guilt of seeing the suffering of their Ukrainian friends.
WIZO is providing these students with every type of emotional, social and material support. This includes in particular, specialist psychological help (requiring Russian or Ukrainian speaking health professionals) and additional personal tutors and carers to provide comfort in these dark times.
If you would like to support our students please click here and select ‘Ukraine Appeal 2022’ on the ‘select a destination’ scroll down.