Free evacuation trips from Odesa to the border with Moldova, organized by ADRA Ukraine as part of the LEAP project supported by the Government of Canada, take place every Monday and Thursday. Thus, on August 14th and 17th, the service was used by 13 people from vulnerable populations, including IDPs, mothers with children, single mothers, pregnant women, elderly people, people with disabilities, and people who require medical care in a safer place.
Evacuation transport from Odesa is available not only to Odesa residents, but also by residents of other Ukrainian cities. For example, residents of Kharkiv, Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Mykolaiv can sign up to free transportation organized by ADRA Ukraine from these cities to Odesa and evacuate to other countries. Volunteers from ADRA Ukraine’s partner organizations in Odesa will help with temporary accommodation until the nearest date of departure. From the Ukrainian border, it is possible to leave for Moldova and Romania (in particular, to the cities of Bucharest or Constanta) free of charge. In the above countries, Ukrainians are met by volunteers from other charitable organizations, who provide advice and first aid. If an evacuee has limited mobility, he or she is transported to the address where he or she needs to go.
People who are already staying in Odesa and need to be evacuated outside of Ukraine can sign up for an evacuation trips to the border with Moldova by calling:
+38 063 364 33 18
Citizens who are staying in Mykolaiv, Kherson, Kharkiv, Dnipro or Zaporizhzhia and plan to travel to Romania or Moldova can first use ADRA Ukraine evacuation trips from the above cities to Odesa by calling the the evacuation hotline:
+38 050 572 04 07
+38 067 203 62 48
Hotline working hours: 09:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.