A day in the life of an ODF volunteer. “Five minutes of sleep, plenty of satisfaction and memories”

A day in the life of an ODF volunteer. “Five minutes of sleep, plenty of satisfaction and memories”

04.07.2022

If you wonder what the work of an ODF volunteer supporting refugees looks like, you should read this post by our foundation colleague Dominik Berlinski, who, in addition to his duties as coordinator, selflessly helps others after his working hours.

“If they don’t like you, they will treat you like meat” – it is how Mariupol refugees see filtration camps

“If they don’t like you, they will treat you like meat” – it is how Mariupol refugees see filtration camps

03.07.2022

People from Mariupol are heading to Poland via Russia, Belarus or Estonia, and then further to the West. The further the better. Away from the stench of corpses in the city. To escape from months spent in the cellar and the horror of bombing. And away from the house where an 8-year-old child was burnt […]

Statement on false allegations regarding refugee support

Statement on false allegations regarding refugee support

24.06.2022

Due to false allegations that have appeared today, we would like to inform you that our assistance to refugees from Ukraine remains unchanged. Our relocation points at Warszawa Wschodnia railway station and Modlińska Street, as well as Homes for Independent Mums, the flats offered in partnership with Airbnb.org, and the campaign aimed at delivering humanitarian […]

ADMIRATION OF THE WEEK: Lyudmyla from Ukraine and Natalia Przybysz

ADMIRATION OF THE WEEK: Lyudmyla from Ukraine and Natalia Przybysz

18.06.2022

“My name is Lyudmyla, I’m a pianist. I don’t know what day of the week it is, time has stopped for me. All I really want is to get back to my husband and son, whom I left behind when I ran away with my daughter and granddaughter. Back in Ukraine, there is a rocket […]

Humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-13.06

Humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-13.06

17.06.2022

It’s been over 3 months since we launched our Ukraine support campaign, helping both those who had to leave their homes and those who stayed to fight. Check out what we’ve accomplished so far thanks to your generosity! In 3 months we’ve delivered 57 848 pieces of protective equipment to Ukraine, including:– 5448 bulletproof vests […]

Humanitarian aid for Ukraine: “It is a nightmare. Sometimes everything gets trafficked”

Humanitarian aid for Ukraine: “It is a nightmare. Sometimes everything gets trafficked”

12.06.2022

Some of the “aid supplies” in Ukraine is being stolen – traffickers are selling the goods straight from buses, on markets, in shops, even in supermarkets. Dishonest bureaucrats, activists, businessmen, customs officials, military officers are making a fortune out of this practice. And the crooks who spotted the opportunity. Ukraine has tightened their law to […]

Marika as a refugee from Ukraine. The singer supports the #DomMam campaign [VIDEO]

Marika as a refugee from Ukraine. The singer supports the #DomMam campaign [VIDEO]

07.06.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation is raising money to maintain and expand the Home for Independent Mums from Ukraine. Marta Kosakowska (Marika) joined the initiative, appearing in one of the spots along with other well-known women from the Polish show business. Marika took part in the #DomMam campaign. The aim of the project is to raise […]

Letter in Support of Responsible Crypto Policy

Letter in Support of Responsible Crypto Policy

07.06.2022

The Honorable Charles E. SchumerMajority LeaderU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510 ‍The Honorable Mitch McConnellMinority LeaderU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510 ‍The Honorable Nancy PelosiSpeakerU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. 20510 ‍The Honorable Kevin McCarthyMinority LeaderU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. 20510 ‍The Honorable Debbie StabenowChairwomanSenate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and ForestryU.S. SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable John BoozmanRanking MemberSenate Committee […]

21 Human Rights Leaders Urge Congress to Learn About Bitcoin

21 Human Rights Leaders Urge Congress to Learn About Bitcoin

07.06.2022

Read the full article at btcpolicy.org See also: Coingeek: Industry figures fear EU ban on block reward mining could be imminent (December 21, 2023) RFE/RL: Behind the glass wall. How to turn a dissident into a terrorist and a fraudster (November 5, 2023) WebEconomy: How Bitcoin Becomes a Lifeline for Victims of Repression and Financial […]

Barbara Kurdej-Szatan told a heart-breaking story. "It starts getting worse and worse.”

Barbara Kurdej-Szatan told a heart-breaking story. "It starts getting worse and worse.”

05.06.2022

Barbara Kurdej-Szatan is involved in various charity events to help those in need. Now she is helping to raise money for women who have come to Poland fleeing the war in Ukraine. For this purpose, she posted a moving video on Instagram. Barbara Kurdej-Szatan has had various moments in her career, but no matter what, […]

In a house near Warsaw the refugee women found the peace they craved. “We have everything here”

In a house near Warsaw the refugee women found the peace they craved. “We have everything here”

30.05.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation has created the House for Independent Mothers near Warsaw. This is the first place of its kind in Poland. It was created by, among others, Agata Dziopa, a volunteer helping refugees at the Warsaw train station. A single-family house in the countryside is inhabited by Ukrainian women with children. More than 20 people in total

Help for Ukraine. The Home for Independent Mums – a unique place that needs financial support

Help for Ukraine. The Home for Independent Mums – a unique place that needs financial support

27.05.2022

Between 24 February and today, more than 3 million people have reached Poland fleeing the still ongoing Russian invasion in Ukraine. Due to the country’s policy preventing men aged 18-60 from leaving the country, most of those who are fleeing are mothers with children, the elderly and the disabled. Iwona and Agata Dziopa from the […]

#DomMam campaign: It could have been me

#DomMam campaign: It could have been me

27.05.2022

Learn the stories of Ukrainian refugee women told by Polish sisters and help support the House of Independent Mothers from Ukraine.

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint”. This is what the process of relocating families from Ukraine looks like

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint”. This is what the process of relocating families from Ukraine looks like

26.05.2022

Iwona looks for contact details of people who are willing to help refugees through online forums and by calling municipalities and assistance centres. Marianna has developed a project to rent accommodation to families from Ukraine. Both women emphasise that two aspects are important in the relocation process: time, and understanding the needs of both the […]

Refugees in Poland are not decreasing. “I fear the phenomenon of homelessness and hunger”

Refugees in Poland are not decreasing. “I fear the phenomenon of homelessness and hunger”

22.05.2022

They leave their homes, their possessions, often their loved ones. And they flee into the unknown. Since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, the Open Dialogue Foundation has been helping refugees, soldiers and the wounded. Now it has released a moving spot. Money is running out and there are more and more problems. “We already […]

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