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Evacuating Civilians

March 5, 2022 – Mission to get hospice children to safety – Ukranian moms and their children in hospice care flee from indiscriminate Russian artillery, missile, and air bombardment in Kharkiv on a humanitarian train to seek safety in Poland.

March 10, 2022 – Thousands of fleeing Ukrainian refugees arrived at the western city of Lviv in a small step in their long journey to safety. The train station is where many travel onwards to Poland – leaving behind the bombs and devastation. But it’s also the place where many must part with their loved ones, as many fathers and husbands must stay and defend Ukraine against Russian forces.

March 19, 2022 – As fighting intensifies northwest of Kyiv, Ukraine, volunteer medics are risking their lives to try to rescue the last remaining residents in Irpin. Our cameras joined them on the three-mile journey. Irpin is one of the suburbs that have become front lines of the war, as Russian and Ukrainian forces battle at a gateway to the capital.

August 13, 2022 – “We came here because we have a big dog, and they promised to give us a separate house, but they didn’t,” says a woman from Sloviansk, a mother of three children. They now live in a gym in the city of Korosten, Zhytomyr region. The mandatory evacuation of the population from the Donetsk region has been ongoing since the beginning of August. No one is forcibly resettled, but authorities warn that autumn and winter will be challenging – not only because of shellings but at least because of the lack of heating. The main reason people refuse to leave is fear that they won’t have relatively comfortable living conditions and will be left without means of living. hromadske visited the city of Korosten in the Zhytomyr region, where more than twenty thousand refugees live in the community.

They arrived here before August and can already share the experience that awaits those who will go now. At first, people were accommodated in a local school and looked for accommodation among locals who were ready to provide accommodations in a house or apartment free of charge or for the payment of utilities. Those who have not yet found housing were moved from the school, where they are preparing to receive pupils from September 1st to the gym of the local sports institution, which will not work in the fall. How the resettled people settle in the new conditions, what they are satisfied with and what they are not – see in Mariana Pietsuh’s report.

November 22, 2022 – There is fierce fighting going on around here. Fortunately, it is relative quiet just now, but more often than not, we hear missile explosions and artillery duels raging around us in the background all the time. We and other volunteers are doing our best to help as many people as possible who are willing and able to evacuate.

Sudden artillery shelling is a constant danger. People are scared. The local police and fire fighters, and volunteers like us are doing our best to evacuate helpless people who are able and want to leave. Death is capricious around here. It’s definitely better to move to a safer place if possible.

December 14, 2022 – NBC News’ Ellison Barber has the incredible story of how one former UPS driver is carrying out his own operation in the war zone to help rescue Ukrainians.

December 15, 2022 – As Russian forces push to capture Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine, residents of the city are facing near constant shelling. Forced to find refuge in basements and sleep in the bitter cold, many are making the difficult decision to leave. FRANCE 24 met with Angelina and Maxim, a young Ukrainian couple whose flat was blown up earlier this week.

December 15, 2022 – Ukrainians leaving the eastern city of Bakhmut this week described almost constant Russian shelling that forced residents to shelter in basements and sleep in the bitter cold. There are reports of intense battles taking place in recent days and street fighting in the east of the city. France 24’s senior reporter James Andre has the latest.

December 16, 2022 – Time’s war correspondent Anthony Loyd joins volunteer Dave Young on the front line rescuing helpless people trapped in the destroyed city of Bakhmut. Young delivers critical food supplies to people in areas where few other volunteers dare to go. More often his tasks involve locating addresses to find and evacuate specific individuals in falling cities, either at their own request, or at the request of their relatives elsewhere.

February 22, 2023 – Since Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine began almost a year ago, other European countries have received and registered more than eight million people from Ukraine as refugees, according to UN figures.