In November 2017, “Emmanuel” Charity Association received additional funding from “Pope for Ukraine” Initiative aimed at implementation of two additional relief projects in war-affected eastern Ukraine.

This new 500.000 EUR grant is still another major grant provided by “Pope for Ukraine” Initiative to Emmanuel Association showing much trust on behalf of Pope Francis  to the activities of Emmanuel Charity Association in humanitarian field in the last 20 years.

The grant will cover a medical care project for internally displaced persons at “Medical Mobile Clinic” in Kyiv and a project aimed at providing solid fuel boilers and fuel (peat briquettes) to people living in the frontline towns of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka, Donetsk region.

Both of these projects have been successfully implemented by Emmanuel earlier this year in the framework of cooperation with the “Pope for Ukraine” Initiative and have shown a great need for this kind of assistance. In the framework of the medical project for internally displaced persons, 633 patients received medical help in form of consultations, examinations, medical support and free medicines. 32 people had life-saving surgeries fully covered by grant provided by “Pope for Ukraine’ Initiative.

As part of this new grant, free medical care will be provided to additional 978 patients and free dental care will be available to 100 internally displaced patients. A new phase of the project started on December 4, 2017.

Solid fuel boilers and solid fuel are still a vital need for many residents of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka, Donetsk region. These towns are still left without gas supply and the only available heating options are wood-burning stoves and solid-fuel boilers. 881 solid fuel boilers (635 in Maryinka and 246 in Krasnohorivka) have been already installed by “Emmanuel” Association in partnership with “Pope for Ukraine” Initiative earlier this year.

In the photo: Bishop Eduard Kava, head of the Technical Secretariat of “Pope for Ukraine” Initiative visiting the frontline town of Krasnohorivka where new solid fuel boilers will be soon installed.

Installation of 630 additional solid-fuel boilers for the needy families (213 in Maryinka and 177 in Krasnohorivka) started on December 8, 2017. Thanks to this project, over 1,890 people will spend winters in their warm homes for many more winters to come. Also, 2,186 tons of fuel briquettes will be delivered to Marinka and Krasnogorovka and this means that over two thousand families will not freeze this winter!

We thank Pope Francis and all caring Catholic Christians who responded to the call for help for victims of the Donbass!