Manipulative attacks against ODF’s humanitarian aid to Ukraine: case of I. Kotelianets

Manipulative attacks against ODF’s humanitarian aid to Ukraine: case of I. Kotelianets

Since February 25th the Open Dialogue Foundation has been on the forefront of both supporting the Ukrainian refugees fleeing to Poland, as well as – more uniquely – delivering humanitarian aid to those on the frontlines, specifically military-grade protective gear like bulletproof & anti-fragmentation vests or ballistic helmets, as well as other equipment like night-vision goggles, radio stations, drones or tactical accessories. Within the first 6 weeks we have provided some 20 thousand pieces of such equipment, including over 4500 bulletproof vests, all thanks to the generosity of our donors, who have given over 11 million zlotys to our cause (incl. PLN 3 million via our dedicated fundraiser at zrzutka.pl/PomocUkrainie). As documented recently by Onet.pl’s war correspondent Marcin Wyrwał, we are likely the only non-profit focused on this type of aid

This is where bulletproof vests for the fighting Ukraine are coming from. “They don’t have to be pretty, they just need to be effective”

This is where bulletproof vests for the fighting Ukraine are coming from. “They don’t have to be pretty, they just need to be effective”

— I am standing in front of the largest warehouse of the non-profit organisation from which bulletproof vests and other aid for Ukrainian soldiers go to Ukraine — says Onet reporter Marcin Wyrwał, who visited the warehouse of the Open Dialogue Foundation. Thanks to the organisation’s efforts, almost 20,000 pieces of various types of defence […]

Vests and helmets for drivers of the drug “metastasis tunnel” for children with oncological diseases

Vests and helmets for drivers of the drug “metastasis tunnel” for children with oncological diseases

A group of fearless firefighters from the Fire Department of the Specialised rescue team “Firefighters Together Against Leukaemia”, in cooperation with, among others, oncology hospitals in Poland and abroad, created a “metastasis tunnel” for medicines for oncology patients of Ukrainian children. The transport also included bandages for Ukraine’s freedom fighters, who were trained by firefighters […]

We have completed several medical transports to Ukraine

We have completed several medical transports to Ukraine

In addition to the shipment of life-saving equipment – bulletproof vests, helmets and night vision devices – we have already sent several medical shipments. In the rush of things, we have not yet informed you about the convoy with medical equipment and supplies that was sent on 16 March to Lviv, from where it reached […]

Bulletproof vests and helmets were sent to Korosten in the Zhytomyr region

Bulletproof vests and helmets were sent to Korosten in the Zhytomyr region

Thanks to you, life-saving equipment – bulletproof vests and helmets – purchased with the funds from our public collection, have just been delivered to Korosten in the Zhytomyr region. Bordering the Kyiv region and Belarus, it is an important resistance point for the Ukrainians heroically defending their people. The area is regularly attacked by Russian […]

Support the House for Independent Mothers from Ukraine!

Support the House for Independent Mothers from Ukraine!

Thousands of women have been forced to leave their homes in Ukraine, fearing for their lives and those of their children. Now they find themselves in a new reality. We want to provide Mothers from Ukraine with a place where they will be able to receive long-term support and become independent in this difficult situation. […]

110 new ceramic armour plates arrived from the Netherlands

110 new ceramic armour plates arrived from the Netherlands

Just before the weekend 110 new ceramic armour plates (ballistic class IV) arrived from the Netherlands. In the photo you can see the plates in combination with a tactical vests, more precisely the British Osprey. All the time we receive requests from the front for the supply of bulletproof vests. Help us supply more heroes […]

We are launching the production of tactical tourniquets

We are launching the production of tactical tourniquets

We are receiving desperate calls about the need for medical equipment, including tactical tourniquets to stop bleeding. Tourniquets are one of the soldier’s main medical devices on the battlefield.  In recent days, members of the Open Dialogue Foundation team designed a prototype tactical tourniquet under the supervision of experts from the US Special Forces. It […]

A convoy with medical aid arrived in Bila Tserkva

A convoy with medical aid arrived in Bila Tserkva

On Saturday 12 March 2022, thanks to our friends from Sigmed Group, our shipment of humanitarian aid arrived in Bila Tserkva. The shipment included medical supplies paid for with funds raised through our public collection and donations from donors. The two transport vans, which were packed to the brim, contained: ● Thousands of medical supplies […]

The car for the reconnaissance unit is already at the front!

The car for the reconnaissance unit is already at the front!

Since the outbreak of war, we have received hundreds of requests for help every day. We were approached by soldiers from Lviv with an urgent appeal to help buy a vehicle for a reconnaissance unit.  Good mobility is vital in reconnaissance.  Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to purchase a car that is now being used by a reconnaissance unit of the Ukrainian Army.

ODF for Ukraine. Interim summary

ODF for Ukraine. Interim summary

The 21st day of Russia’s attack on Ukraine has passed. Russian rockets continue to fall on the cities of our friends and neighbours, and babies are being born in underground and other bunkers – without nappies, water or heating. As the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)  informed on Sunday, nearly 2.7 million people have already fled the terror of war. Poland has received 1.8 million Ukrainian refugees.

Mattresses for the shelter in Truskavets

Mattresses for the shelter in Truskavets

A few days ago, we delivered 100 mattresses to war victims – mostly women and children. They had been forced to leave their own homes, and found temporary refuge in one of the shelters in Truskavets.

Mattresses for the shelter in Truskavets

Mattresses for the shelter in Truskavets

A few days ago, we delivered 100 mattresses to war victims – mainly women and children – forced to leave their own homes, who found temporary asylum in one of the shelters in Truskavets. Women and children who flee the ongoing war often stop in the vicinity of Lviv. One such shelter has become Truskavets. […]