Urgent Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine: Report from PBV Team in Romania 3/29
It is now one month since the Russian military invasion of Ukraine began on February 24. Already, more than 3.5 million people (90% of whom are women and children) have had to flee from their homes to other countries as refugees, and it is estimated that a further 6.5 million people have been displaced within Ukraine. This total of 10 million people represents close to one quarter of Ukraine’s population, and an unprecedented humanitarian crisis is now being faced.
The Peace Boat Disaster Relief Centre (PBV) has begun support activities for the affected populations, working in coordination with our partner in Romania, the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) who have been active in humanitarian aid since immediately after the aggression began.
A team of 3 staff members was dispatched from Japan to Romania on March 19, and they have been confirming the needs and situation on the ground. In this event, we will connect live with these staff members and share updates of the challenges faced by refugees, and consider what support is required from now.
View the archived event here:
Date: March 29 (Tues), 2022, 8-9pm JST (1-2pm CET, or 2-3pm in Romania)
Venue: Online (live broadcast via YouTube)
Language: Japanese/English simultaneous interpretation
PBV staff in Romania:
UESHIMA Yasuhiro (PBV Executive Director)
SUZUKI Ikuno (International Projects Coordinator)
Organised by: Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV)
With cooperation by NGO Peace Boat