Published On: 09.08.2022Categories: News

At the beginning of August, the first trips of social transportation of ADRA Ukraine, implemented in cooperation with the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund, took place in Apostolivska and Zelenodolsk communities of Kryvorizkyi district of Dnipropetrovsk region.

The population of these two territorial communities totals about 40000 residents. From the end of February until today, internally displaced persons from neighboring districts have been accepted here almost every day. Communities are practically on the front lines, and as a result, they experience daily destruction and sometimes loss of residents.

“Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion in February 2022, the situation in the community has become much more complicated,” – comments Dmytro Neveselyi, a mayor of Zelenodolsk, “public transportation has stopped.” Due to constant shelling, the roads have become dangerous, there are cases when fragments of rockets or projectiles lie just on the road. But residents of the community need to go to the center — to visit the hospital, make payments, go to the store. Therefore, this social route helps people a lot in solving many pressing problems.”

“Sometimes it’s scary to leave the house – they shoot so much,” – says Tamara Volodymyrivna, a resident of Marianske village, – but you have to go to the doctor. Taxis are very expensive, so a free route is extremely important to us. We are very grateful to ADRA Ukraine for such assistance, especially for a brave driver who, despite all the danger, takes us along the route.”

In total, there are nine social routes operating in Apostolivska and Zelenodolsk communities that cover 20 settlements.

As of July 19, 2022, ADRA Ukraine provides uninterrupted 40 social routes in ten communities of Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv regions.

For more questions about the operation of the social routes, you can contact the project hotline:
+38 (050) 572 04 07 and +38 (067) 203 62 48.