The members of the opposition went to Bakhmut to help. “Life there is a tragedy”

The members of the opposition went to Bakhmut to help. “Life there is a tragedy”

19.01.2023

“Life in Bakhmut is a tragedy. Explosions can be heard all the time, but people got used to it. They are depressed, they look like ghosts,” said Polish MP Hanna Gill-Piątek in an interview with Interia. Together with opposition MPs, she went to the city, which is directly on the front line. The politicians brought […]

Opposition MPs will travel to the war front area. “This must be handled with extreme sensitivity”

Opposition MPs will travel to the war front area. “This must be handled with extreme sensitivity”

02.01.2023

In January, a group of Polish MPs intend to go on a humanitarian mission near the eastern front in Ukraine. They are going visit Kharkiv region and Donbas. The aim of this mission is to deliver aid to liberated territories, donate drones to the Ukrainian army and encourage Poles to engage into a second wave […]

They are the “eyes” of the Ukrainian army, but now they badly need help.”Their job is to see the enemy.”

They are the “eyes” of the Ukrainian army, but now they badly need help.”Their job is to see the enemy.”

16.12.2022

It has been almost a year – a year of struggle, fear, suffering, loss and hope. Hope for an end to the war in Ukraine. But in order for this scenario to have any chance of coming true, support is needed. Ukrainian soldiers certainly do not lack courage and determination, but the problem is the […]

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-30.11.2022

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-30.11.2022

01.12.2022

Since 24 February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support our aid has included, among others, 67 transports with which we have delivered 71 211 pieces of protective and life-saving equipment! The aid mentioned above included: ● 1 117 helmets; ● 4 […]

Humanitarian mission #OppositionForUkraine

Humanitarian mission #OppositionForUkraine

23.11.2022

The war in Ukraine has moved into a decisive phase. The defenders, in an act of incredible perseverance and courage, are pushing back the invaders from key areas in the east and south of the country. The brave Ukrainians are not only an inspiration to the whole world, but are also repelling an invasion that […]

Summary of the ODF and Gazeta Wyborcza joint mission to Ukraine

Summary of the ODF and Gazeta Wyborcza joint mission to Ukraine

17.11.2022

From 30.09 – 09.10.2022 four members of the ODF staff – Martin Mycielski, Natalia Melnychenko, Łukasz Krencik and Tomasz Mysłek – took part in a humanitarian convoy formed under the auspices of Gazeta Wyborcza Daily and Łukasz Wantuch, Cracow City Councillor. The purpose of this joint mission was to supply humanitarian aid to the territories […]

The Currency of Freedom: Lyudmyla Kozlovska in conversation with Laurence Aderemi

The Currency of Freedom: Lyudmyla Kozlovska in conversation with Laurence Aderemi

10.11.2022

On 7 November 2022, the Human Rights Foundation and Block, Inc. organised an online event as part of the Currency of Freedom campaign. The campaign aimed to interview human rights defenders and activists from different countries around the world to share their stories about why they chose to use Bitcoin in their humanitarian work. Ukraine […]

“People kept saying the Russians wouldn’t come back.” Polish convoy in the liberated territories of Ukraine

“People kept saying the Russians wouldn’t come back.” Polish convoy in the liberated territories of Ukraine

01.11.2022

They live with no electricity, no water, no gas, no bridges. But they still have a strong fighting spirit. And I believe Ukraine will win this war. Polish humanitarian convoy reached the front line in the area of Kherson. 5 BUSES, 12 people, mainly from Kraków. They started on September 30. Some of them returned […]

Summary of the humanitarian mission to Lviv and Drohobych in October 2022

Summary of the humanitarian mission to Lviv and Drohobych in October 2022

28.10.2022

On 21-23 October 2022, a delivery truck from the Open Dialogue Foundation appeared in Lviv and Drohobych. Three tonnes of cargo in the form of humanitarian aid was donated for further distribution to the charity organisation “Razom for Ukraine” and the Charitable Fund of the Wesoły Family. Goods collected thanks to the generosity of our […]

They went to help the Ukrainians. Now they tell us what they saw. “The world has to know that”

They went to help the Ukrainians. Now they tell us what they saw. “The world has to know that”

26.10.2022

Natalia Melnychenko, Łukasz Krencik and Tomasz Mysłek from the Open Dialogue Foundation went to Ukraine with humanitarian aid. In 9 days they travelled nearly 4,200 km. They were, among others, in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Vinnytsia and Kupiansk. They talked to the civilians and Ukrainian soldiers they brought the drones to. They could have talked to the […]

“Bitcoin as a tool for financial freedom” — Lyudmyla Kozlovska at Plan ₿ Forum 2022

“Bitcoin as a tool for financial freedom” — Lyudmyla Kozlovska at Plan ₿ Forum 2022

22.10.2022

On 20–21 October 2022, the Plan ₿ Forum explored the theme of financial freedom facilitated by Bitcoin in the Swiss city of Lugano. Lyudmyla Kozlovska, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, actively participated in a panel discussion during the event. The panel, moderated by Farida Nabourema, Executive Director of the Togolese Civil League, also […]

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-17.09.2022

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-17.09.2022

18.09.2022

Since 24 February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support our aid has included, among others, 59 transports with which we have delivered 71,109 pieces of protective and life- saving equipment!

Stories flowing with tears. Tales of refugees from Ukraine

Stories flowing with tears. Tales of refugees from Ukraine

12.09.2022

Volunteers and staff from the Open Dialogue Foundation meet dozens of people every day who are fleeing the hell of war and their stories. The war in Ukraine continues, and in search of shelter, safety and a chance of survival for themselves and their loved ones, our guests decide to embark on a gruelling and dangerous journey of several days, under a hail of bullets, with numerous roadblocks by the occupying forces along the way, where any such situation could become tragic in its consequences. There are almost always tears at the end of this journey, and they are triggered by all kinds of emotions

A day in the life of volunteers – next chapter

A day in the life of volunteers – next chapter

03.08.2022

We recently published a post by an ODF volunteer from a day spent helping Ukrainian refugees. This time, we bring you the notes of our foundation colleague Agata Dziopa, creator of the Homes for Independent Mums from Ukraine and coordinator of the project co-implemented with AirBnb.

A fundraising for Ukrainian drone operators is underway. “It’s the first time I’ve ever asked for it”

A fundraising for Ukrainian drone operators is underway. “It’s the first time I’ve ever asked for it”

16.07.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation, at the request of Onet’s correspondent in Ukraine Marcin Wyrwał, is running a fundraising to buy a pickup truck for Ukrainian drone operators. The entire amount for the vehicle has already been raised, but the fundraising is still ongoing to be able to fund a drone and other necessary equipment for the battalion from near Slovyansk in the Donbass.

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