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Ukraine: Care on the border - Reform Magazine

Ukraine: Care on the border

Aid workers and volunteers welcome Ukrainian refugees at the Moldovan border

As Reform went to press, nearly three million people had fled Ukraine following the Russian invasion in February. Poland had received 1.8 million by 15 March, with hundreds of thousands, in each case, going to Hungary, Slovakia, Moldova and Romania. They face waits of up to 24 hours to cross these borders. Temperatures can be bitter.

Aid agencies are concentrating some of their relief efforts on these borders. In the village of Palanca, on Moldova’s border with Ukraine, workers with the Christian agency Mission Without Borders are welcoming refugees.

On the first day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a 50km line of cars formed at the customs in Palanca, waiting for their turn to cross the border. Later, Ukrainians began using other border crossing points into Moldova, but Palanca remains the busiest, with thousands of people gathering and being greeted by Moldovan volunteers…

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This is an extract from an article published in the April 2022 edition of Reform

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