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“After six months of full-scale war, physical and mental scars ravage generations across Ukraine.” – OCHA

Since Russia’s invasion, Ukrainians have continued to see their loved ones killed, injured and traumatized, their families separated, and their homes, schools and hospitals attacked.

Death, destruction and devastation haunt the country’s streets, and the war shows no signs of abating. Some 6.6 million people are internally displaced. 5,587 civilians, including 358 children, have been killed, and over 7,890 civilians, including 693 children, have been injured – although the true numbers are expected to far exceed these.

Russia’s fatal attack on Ukraine’s Independence Day is yet another example of the ongoing and uninterrupted trauma inflicted upon the people of Ukraine. (OCHA, Dattalion)

Creator: Darek Delmanowicz / Credit: EPA-EFE

On the heels of the story shared last week about the Open-Door project, the Centre of Psychological Counselling and Trauma Therapy in Kyiv, this week’s update will discuss another mental health program supported by Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

“Helping hand for Ukraine: War Trauma Therapy for Displaced Children” is a humanitarian project of HOPE worldwide Canada in Ukraine that provides psychological support to internally displaced children affected by the war.

This project has been operating in Ukraine since 2015, and from its inception, the program has successfully trained 636 facilitators who have gone on to provide therapy to 3,688 children and 984 adults.

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal has committed to provide $364,000 over a two-year period, starting September 2022. As needs have grown exponentially since the escalation of war in Ukraine on February 24th, the funding will increase this program’s capacity for aid and enable more support to be provided overall.

The methodology of this program, “Children and War. Teaching Recovery Techniques”, centres around PTSD and depression prevention for children with war trauma. This strategy averts the need for specialized psychotherapy and helps youth learn to cope with stressful and complicated life situations in the future.

Many children affected by war develop traumatic symptoms and post-traumatic stress disorders after experiencing life-threatening situations. Given the increasing number of children in Ukraine who are being traumatized by war, it is important to equip them with better coping strategies so that they would feel sufficiently more in control of their reactions and are able to benefit from the support of their families and use the opportunities available in their schools.

Over the next two years, 240 psychologists, educators, and social workers will be trained to provide mental health support for 9,900 internally displaced children with war trauma. This humanitarian program will be held in the Western region of Ukraine, specifically Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Chernivtsi oblasts.

Due to the ongoing Russian invasion, the need for psychological support continues to grow. Thanks to our generous donors, Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal is able to fund these incredibly important projects in Ukraine.

Background

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal has been established jointly by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) to formalize a coordinated approach in providing humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need in Ukraine to address any further aggression by Russia. The main efforts of cooperation are to provide humanitarian assistance/relief in the areas of assistance to displaced persons, medical care, emergency shelter and food security.

Please donate to the appeal today to support millions of Ukrainian families who have been displaced from their homes.
#HelpUkraineNow

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Welcome

The Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) was established to coordinate, develop, organize, and deliver assistance projects generated by Canadians and directed to Ukraine.

CUF was established as a national charitable foundation that would coordinate Canadian organizations that have projects across both Ukraine as well as Canada.

Current Projects

UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN RELIEF COMMITTEE

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal 

CUF and UCC launched a public  #HelpUkraineNow Campaign to raise $5 million to provide humanitarian assistance to those in need in Ukraine to address any further aggression by Russia. Total donations received to date – over $4,000,000.

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Health

Canada-Ukraine Foundation’s (CUF) medical missions in Ukraine have been widely popularised by Victor Malarek on the CTV’s W5 show and since 2014, CUF has sponsored five missions.

 

New Branches for Dzherelo in Lviv

Dzherelo Children’s Rehab Centre in Lviv is growing new branches!

 

We are working to complete these projects and others with the continued financial support of our donors.

Donate

To support the continuing work of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation in delivering assistance projects generated by Canadians to Ukraine. Your donation ensures our programs and committees receive the funding they need to provide life-changing aid to Ukraine, especially during these troubled times.

Charity Registration number: 898992151RR0001

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Our partners

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Cutting-edge Deepfake technology is typically used to manipulate the truth and promote lies through video manipulation. HNAT has launched #Deeptruth, which delivers a compelling twist: employing Deepfake to tell the truth about the Holodomor genocide in Ukraine from the man who perpetrated it: Joseph Stalin.

Using rare colour film footage of Joseph Stalin, the Soviet dictator’s features have been painstakingly mapped onto the face of a modern-day actor, effectively bringing Stalin back to life. In the video, Stalin lays claim to his right to be credited as the true originator of Fake News by denying the Holodomor and successfully concealing from the world how he engineered the famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933, killing millions of innocent men, women and children.

Sign the online petition to have the word “Holodomor recognized by Oxford, Merriam-Webster, and Dictionary.com

Contact

Our organization has years of experience in providing charitable aid in both Canada and Ukraine. Based in Toronto, our team is ready to answer any questions and inquiries you may have, both locally and remotely. To learn more about how The Canada-Ukraine Foundation conducts its work, or what we’re working on now, contact us today by email at [email protected], by calling (416) 966-9700, or using our form below.

    To support the continuing work of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation in delivering assistance projects generated by Canadians to Ukraine. Your donation ensures our programs and committees receive the funding they need to provide life-changing aid to Ukraine, especially during these troubled times.

    Charity Registration number: 898992151RR0001