A week after the start of the war, Good Neighbours dispatched the GN emergency response team on 3 March 2022 for initial needs assessments at two borders points in Giurgiulești and Isaccea in Romania. Meetings with local authorities, international and civil society organisations helped determine the extent and logistics of support needed in the region. Emergency relief items (food and non-food), transportation, child protection, and shelter were identified as the core areas for relief operations.
In collaboration with local and international partners on the ground, Good Neighbours has implemented emergency response in a number of areas in Romania, namely, in Galati, Isaccea, Suceava and Constanta. In Ukraine, Good Neighbours has proactively delivered emergency aid in the areas including Reni, Kiliya, Odessa, Cherkasy, Chernivtsi, Kyiv, Bucha, Donetsk and Kharkiv with a budget of $2.43 million.
Over the course of 160 days, Good Neighbours has provided emergency food and non-food supplies to 100,210 Ukrainians, supported transportation for 2,246 refugees and implemented mental health and psychosocial support for 3,998 Ukrainian children. Our work within Romania and inside Ukraine continues to make a real positive impact for countless Ukrainian refugees, the majority of which are women and children.
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