Solidarity Collectives returned from our second humanitarian mission to Lyman

The city of Lyman (Donetsk region) was severely damaged by shelling and the 6-month-long Russian occupation. After it was liberated by the Ukrainian army in October 2022, we started providing aid to its residents, about 13,000 people who survived not only months of intense shelling that virtually destroyed the city, but also a winter without gas and central heating.

Just like the last time, we were guided by people’s direct requests: the locals themselves wrote or dictated their needs to us over the phone. As a result, we have distributed dozens of electric heaters and electric stoves, power banks, telephones, small kitchen and medical equipment, hundreds of kilograms of clothes, shoes, kitchenware, medicine, pet food and hygiene products.

All of this would not have been possible without your help: your donations to our humanitarian needs, the items you sent or brought to our collection points, as well as without our friends who agreed to turn their offices and venues into our collection points 🖤.

We would like to thank Ukraine Solidarity Bus for the electrical equipment provided; Comité Ukraine – Suisse for the quality shoes and clothes, and EcoPlatform for sorting and shipping them to Lyman; Step UP Animal Rehabilitation Center for providing food for animals; FemSolution feminist organization for 100 hygiene kits, and comrades from Білкіс and Mates Cafe for their help in collecting the items.

And, of course, to Ksenia Kozeniuk and Olexii Prytugin for the beautiful photos.

Thank you to everyone who proves that solidarity is power in action! 💪💪💪