11Aug

UCC MPC helps seniors in Ukraine impacted by the crisis

Canada Ukraine Foundation – of which UCC Manitoba Provincial Council is a member – has implemented a program to help seniors in Eastern Ukraine impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. If you want to help, follow the link at the end of the article.From May 2020 to July 2020 HelpAge International with support from the Help Age Canada and the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) implemented a project aimed to reducing the risks of coronavirus infection in Ukraine among older women and men living along the contact line on the Ukrainian Front lines in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts.

Help Age International (HAI) provided 1000 hygiene kits to elderly in 20 villagers living within 5kms of the Line of Contact in Government Controlled Areas.
Guided by the recommendations of the WASH Cluster developed as part of the response to COVID-19, 1000 hygiene kits were purchased (approximately 16 tons). The quantitative composition of the kit was designed for use within three months.
HelpAge continues providing advocacy through Age and Disability Technical Working Group (ADTWG) on amplifying older people’s voices for ensuring that they are involved in decision-making and that their dignity and autonomy are respected during the pandemic. HelpAge chairs the Technical Working group on Age and Disability (ADTWG) formed under the UNOCHA Protection Cluster. The ADTWG aims to strengthen the coordination and capacity of the humanitarian actors to develop and implement age and disability-friendly humanitarian response.
Canada Ukraine Foundation is very pleased to have collaborated with Help Age Canada International with this important humanitarian effort. We at CUF would like to thank our community for their ongoing support. We could not have done this without you.