As thousands flee to Odesa to avoid flooding, additional emergency accommodation and humanitarian aid is urgently being distributed by aid agency, Depaul Ukraine in the city.
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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) in Italy participated in the press conference held on June 1 at the Chamber of Deputies to say NO to nuclear weapons and together with other Catholic associations.signed the petition.
In the video made by young people who participated in the #STOPTHEWARNOW convoy to Ukraine, from March 30 to April 3, we see images of war and destruction, but also of hope, joy of life, help, brotherhood, friendship.
Mykolaiv: the water treatment plant built with funds from the Italian National Federation of the St. Vincent de Paul Society was inaugurated and work has begun on a second plant.
Terni, Italy: Inauguration of an informational panel (an artistic work) on peace: “Free to dream, free to grow”
On Saturday, March 4, in the Ciaurro de Terni Park ( Italy ), a peace information panel (an artistic work) created by Ukrainian children attending the center Emporio Bimbi emporium of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, together with children of other nationalities and Vincentian youth.
Meet Misha and Anna In our Kharkiv children’s centre, everyone knows 5-year-old Misha. “I’m not scared by the bombs,” Misha tells us. “Not scared at all.” His mother tells a different story. Misha used to hide under the table at the sound of the frequent air-raid...
February 24th was supposed to be like any other day. Then suddenly, for millions of Ukrainians, their world collapsed. “February 24th is a date I will remember for the rest of my life. You don’t know what to do except to run.” For 17 years, Depaul has been a lifeline...
“The playgrounds here are empty”: Ukrainians fear long term impact on children’s mental health after one year of war
For the past year, people in Ukraine have lived with bombings and missile attacks which have displaced millions, injured and killed thousands and left some too afraid to leave their bomb shelters.
The Vincentian Family has showed great commitment and dedication towards those in need since the beginning of the war, including by providing essential and emergency aid on the ground.
My first visit to Ukraine will stay with me forever. In times of crisis, it is always incredible to witness how communities and individuals come together to play such a pivotal part in helping those around them.
On 7 and 8 December, on neutral ground (Hungary), the Council General International received a delegation of four Ukrainian SSVP ladies. As the airspace is blocked because of the war, there are no flights in the Ukraine, so the delegation travelled by train and car to meet us.
For many Ukrainians, their only thought now is how to survive the winter cold, which sometimes lasts until even April, with temperatures going as low as -25° C.