Last week, the first trip of the social route of ADRA Ukraine, realized in cooperation with the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund, took place in the Stepnenska community of Zaporizhzhia district of Zaporizhzhia region.
Today, about 6,000 people live in the Stepnenska village territorial community, of whom up to half a thousand are internally displaced persons who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the war.
“After February 24, there is no transport connection in some remote villages of our community,” says Viacheslav Liubymenko, a Head of the village, “so this project is very timely for us. Local residents and IDPs will be able to visit social services, hospital, pharmacies, shops.”
“My husband and I are IDPs who have left our home,” – shares sadly Valentina, a 64-year-old woman. “Thanks to good people, we have a place to stay.” We count every penny. It is necessary to draw up documents, make a declaration with a doctor … So, free transportation is a real gift for us. Thank you ADRA for your help.”
As of June 24, 2022, ADRA Ukraine provides uninterrupted running of twenty-seven social routes in six communities of Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv regions. Since February 2022, 2,852 people have been evacuated to safe places within the project, and 4,027 people have been provided with access to vital infrastructure.