For more than 15 years, the non-leadership group Abundance International has been a lifeline for two Ukrainian orphanages, providing money, medicine, labor and equipment. Children in these orphanages are not more than 4 years old.
It’s never been easier, but it’s never been harder than it is now, said the organization’s founder and director Mark Edward Daniels. Banfield Friday night.
Daniels, who spoke from southern Ukraine, said the children did not realize they were at the center of the war.
“For them, it’s more like a strong storm of lightning and thunder,” Davis said. “And when they hear a noise, the comforting father has to come up and just say, ‘Everything’s going to be fine.'”
Davis said they could still contact doctors and their food supplies should be enough for a month. But he is worried about what will happen if the Ukrainian government falls.
“I am most afraid … we are building these intensive care units, maternity centers, everything else we can do to help these children have a good life. We cover only part of the funding. The government has always been an underground movement, ”he said.
In the case of a transitional government, Davis worries that children in his care will become bureaucratic victims.
“Is it really a priority [for a new] the government continues to write them checks [organizations]? When is it a transitional government? Has the new government already made it a priority? Or will it get lost in the bureaucratic police units? ”
His operation is located on Ukraine’s southern border and near the eastern border, where Russian-backed separatists have been fighting Ukrainian forces for years. Davis said that although political rhetoric has always been there, he never thought it would come to an invasion.
“Every Ukrainian has a family and relatives in Russia, and every Russian has relatives here. We’ve seen it for eight years … noise, posts and political banter, but no one believed it would actually come to war, “Davis said.
In the event that Russia takes control, Davis hopes that President Vladimir Putin will preserve vital infrastructure.
“Banks are all working, the Internet is all working, cellular systems are still working,” Davis said. “So we have hope and faith that Putin intends to support them in order to restore normalcy as soon as possible – if he will rule.”
If Ukraine manages to hold the country, he is confident that the operation will return to normal.
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