In the face of the war in Ukraine, many Poles have opened their hearts and actively supported both Ukrainians in their homeland and those who, out of grave necessity, have left their homes. However, help is still desperately needed, as the latest social announcement created by the Open Dialogue Foundation reminds us emphatically.
Two and a half months ago, Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine began. Since then, Ukrainians have been vigorously defending their sovereignty. However, due to the numerous attacks by the invaders, the situation in their country, especially the humanitarian status, is very difficult. There are also many people who have been forced to abandon their possessions and flee their home country to countries like to Poland in search of safety.
Both refugees from Ukraine and those who have remained in their homeland needed and still need help. Assistance is provided for Ukrainians by Polish citizens and numerous organisations. Among them is the Open Dialogue Foundation.
Social campaign of the Open Dialogue Foundation: Ukrainians still need help
In its latest public announcement, the Open Dialogue Foundation reminds us that the war is still going on, and encourages us to continue supporting pro-Ukrainian activities. As part of this initiative, a moving and eloquent half-minute video was created by respected directors Agnieszka Holland and Michał Szcześniak, producer Karolina Kłoszewska and musician Piotr Quentin Wojtanowski, who worked on a pro bono basis.
The advertisement featured a Ukrainian actress and her son, who became refugees themselves when they fled Kyiv for Poland in March. The footage shows how the lives of ordinary Ukrainians were turned upside down when their country was invaded by Russia. A woman, upon hearing another air raid alert, takes her family’s essentials, her son by the hand, and quickly leave their home.
The advertisement also featured guest actresses Krystyna Janda and Maria Dębska. They reminded that the Open Dialogue Foundation sends life-saving equipment to Ukraine and helps refugees find a new home.
So far, the organisation has managed to raise PLN 14 million to purchase 57,000 pieces of equipment, including 5097 bulletproof vests, 500 ballistic inserts and thousands of pieces of tactical equipment and medical supplies. In addition, the Foundation has found accommodation for 5,000 refugees and helped relocate 952 people and 50 pets to other EU countries.