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 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.

The Open Dialog Foundation’s top achievements

The Open Dialog Foundation’s top achievements

24.08.2016

Representatives of the Foundation follow and attend the most important sessions and meetings of the international organizations and institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg, Vienna and Geneva.

The “Ukrainian World” centre closed its doors. It helped 30 thousand Ukrainians

The “Ukrainian World” centre closed its doors. It helped 30 thousand Ukrainians

23.06.2016

After over two years of activity, the ODF closed down the Warsaw-based “Ukrainian World” centre. It was the first and biggest centre offering support to large numbers of Ukrainians arriving to Poland. From the beginning of its activity, the “Ukrainian World” helped over 30 000 people.

Become a volunteer of the Open Dialog Foundation and help Ukraine!

Become a volunteer of the Open Dialog Foundation and help Ukraine!

26.05.2015

Do you like helping others? Would you like to make use of your free time by doing something unusual? Do you want to meet new people who – like you – derive more happiness from giving than receiving? Join the team of volunteers of the Open Dialog Foundation and help in rendering assistance to Ukraine

Report: Volunteer battalions. Origin, operation, controversies

Report: Volunteer battalions. Origin, operation, controversies

18.05.2015

A lot of controversies have arisen in connection with the volunteer battalions which have been involved in the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine. To a great extent, this is due to Russian media propaganda which promulgates the notion that the battalion soldiers are, in fact, ‘fascists’.

Report: Aid for civilians and soldiers in the ATO zone

Report: Aid for civilians and soldiers in the ATO zone

17.05.2015

The anti-terrorist operation zone (ATO) can practically be divided into two zones: the zone of active hostilities, and the zone of ‘villages near-the-frontline’ where Ukrainian troops are stationed, but where no direct hostilities are taking place.

“This place is teeming with Ukrainian life’. Newsweek on immigrants and volunteers at ‘Ukrainian World’

“This place is teeming with Ukrainian life’. Newsweek on immigrants and volunteers at ‘Ukrainian World’

25.04.2015

– Sometimes they come with a bundle containing all their belongings, sometimes they arrive in good cars, with cash – that’s how Mateusz Kramek from the Open Dialog Foundation describes newcomers addressing ‘Ukrainian World’, in an interview with a Newsweek journalist.

Wp.pl on the humanitarian aid for Ukraine

Wp.pl on the humanitarian aid for Ukraine

25.02.2014

The internet service Wirtualna Polska has published a list of activities in support of Ukraine, informing, among other things, about the fund raising conducted by the Open Dialog Foundation.

How can I help Ukraine?

How can I help Ukraine?

06.02.2014

The Open Dialog Foundation is giving everyone who wants to help the civil society of Ukraine an opportunity to contribute.

The Open Dialog Foundation and the editors of “Wyborcza” in Łódź: A joint meeting for the residents of Kyiv

The Open Dialog Foundation and the editors of “Wyborcza” in Łódź: A joint meeting for the residents of Kyiv

29.01.2014

Protesters in Kyiv need medicines, dressing materials and cosmetics. “In Warsaw, the Open Dialogue Foundation is organizing a collection of pharmaceuticals, and on Thursday, on the Constitution Square, it will organize a demonstration of solidarity with the protesters.

Wyborcza: Another group of volunteers from the Open Dialogue Foundation headed for Kyiv

Wyborcza: Another group of volunteers from the Open Dialogue Foundation headed for Kyiv

27.01.2014

The group includes students, journalists, lawyers and one unemployed. Poles and Ukrainians. Nine volunteers set off from Warsaw to Kyiv on Saturday. They want to help Ukrainians. The care, at least the organizational one, was taken over by the Open Dialogue Foundation.

Onet: The Open Dialogue Foundation helps injured doctors on EuroMaidan

Onet: The Open Dialogue Foundation helps injured doctors on EuroMaidan

25.01.2014

“Berkut – the Ukrainian militia units, adds another dark chapter to its history, with their goals becoming doctors. “The protagonist of Onet reporters, who are in Ukraine, has been the victim of Berkut’s attack. In a video report he tells us that the gunshot fired at him is the one to shoot to anima