Our humanitarian aid for Ukraine already exceeds PLN 14 million. Summary for the period 24.02-27.04

Our humanitarian aid for Ukraine already exceeds PLN 14 million. Summary for the period 24.02-27.04

30.04.2022

Since 24 February, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support during March-April 2022 we collected over PLN 14 million for humanitarian aid for Ukraine. These funds – sent to us in the form of donations to bank accounts, public collections on the zrzutka.pl […]

Kazakhstan supports Russia in military aggression against Ukraine

Kazakhstan supports Russia in military aggression against Ukraine

27.04.2022

Kazakhstan’s official position: By 27 March 2022, neither president Tokayev nor the government of Kazakhstan has declared Kazakhstan’s support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity or has called on Russia to end its aggression against Ukraine. On 22 February 2022, just two days before Russia’s military attack on Ukraine, Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi stated that “the issue […]

Changes to the Helpline for refugees. Our help is even more effective now

Changes to the Helpline for refugees. Our help is even more effective now

26.04.2022

Since 10 April, our colleague Magda Janczewska has been the coordinator of the Helpline for refugees. Every day, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (i.e. 14 hours a day), our wonderful volunteers help the people who are in the process of relocating from Ukraine and have asked for help from the Foundation. Currently, seven volunteers […]

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

25.04.2022

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

I quit my job for these vests. I don’t earn as much as in the corporation, but I feel the sense of what I do

I quit my job for these vests. I don’t earn as much as in the corporation, but I feel the sense of what I do

25.04.2022

I know of five cases where our vests saved someone’s life. We receive such information and words of gratitude. This gives us strength. But we also feel the responsibility. — Assembling a bulletproof vest is not difficult. I put two steel plates into the fabric cover — a straight one for the back, and a […]

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”

17.04.2022

— 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

13.04.2022

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

13.04.2022

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 […]

Robert Bąkiewicz’s organisation will get money from the government to help Ukrainians. “He previously ratted on refugees”

Robert Bąkiewicz’s organisation will get money from the government to help Ukrainians. “He previously ratted on refugees”

09.04.2022

“We received nothing. Instead, a quarter of a million zlotys was given to Robert Bąkiewicz, a person of outstanding merit in helping Ukraine,” complained members of the Open Dialogue Foundation, which for years has been supporting Ukrainians and inhabitants of other countries of the former USSR. The Open Dialogue Foundation has applied to the Chancellery […]

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

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

09.04.2022

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 […]

Robert Bąkiewicz’s organisation will get money from the government to help Ukrainians. “He previously ratted on refugees”

Robert Bąkiewicz’s organisation will get money from the government to help Ukrainians. “He previously ratted on refugees”

09.04.2022

“We received nothing. Instead, a quarter of a million zlotys was given to Robert Bąkiewicz, a person of outstanding merit in helping Ukraine,” complained members of the Open Dialogue Foundation, which for years has been supporting Ukrainians and inhabitants of other countries of the former USSR. The Open Dialogue Foundation has applied to the Chancellery […]

Money to support Ukraine: How much did Bąkiewicz’s organisation actually get?

Money to support Ukraine: How much did Bąkiewicz’s organisation actually get?

09.04.2022

Nearly a quarter of a million zlotys was granted to the National Guards [Straż Narodowa], an association founded by Robert Bąkiewicz. However, a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office had informed about the support for refugees provided by the association somewhat earlier. On Friday, 8 April, the Office of the Polish Prime Minister announced that […]

As part of our activities as a refugee relocation centre, we have already helped over 1,000 people

As part of our activities as a refugee relocation centre, we have already helped over 1,000 people

08.04.2022

For many refugees, Poland is the first safe destination that offers protection from war. Unfortunately, our placement options are limited, and many refugees want to flee further, but are not sure whether this is possible or how. Thanks to cooperation with foreign foundations and private hosts willing to accept refugees from Ukraine, our volunteers help […]

We launched a programme to relocate Ukrainian refugees from Poland to other EU countries

We launched a programme to relocate Ukrainian refugees from Poland to other EU countries

31.03.2022

In Poland we have managed to find homes for around 5,000 people and a dozen or so four-legged friends. Now, due to new needs, we are helping to find safe homes at the premises of our neighbours in the EU. What has our work been like on this ‘front line’ in recent weeks? On the […]

Support the Home for Independent Mums from Ukraine!

Support the Home for Independent Mums from Ukraine!

31.03.2022

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. […]

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