Campaign Máme radi Ukrajinu (We Love Ukraine) has focused also on Roma refugees and human trafficking

Managing a refugee crisis of this magnitude is only possible thanks to volunteers, NGOs, local governments, and a few passionate people in government. That’s also why we launched the campaign Máme radi Ukrajinu (We Love Ukraine). The donated money will be redistributed among NGOs, non-profit organisations, local governments, and schools in Eastern Slovakia that help refugees. Organisations working with Roma refugees and the issue of human trafficking will receive special attention.
3,2 million people in the first 3 weeks since the start of the war fled Ukraine, 221,000 Ukrainians have arrived in Slovakia, and these numbers are growing every day. Some of them are just passing through our country, others are staying for a short or even a long time. They are accommodated in various facilities or private dwellings in eastern Slovakia and need basic hygiene supplies, food, clothes, help with registration, and processing the trauma they have endured. They need comprehensive help to get back on their feet, find income and secure their livelihoods.

“Managing a refugee crisis of this magnitude is only possible thanks to the volunteers, NGOs, local governments, and a few passionate people in government. They are all using their resources and own money to help the people of Ukraine, and they need all of us to help them.”

Laura Dittel, riaditeľka Karpatskej nadácie
Photo: Róbert Németi, NemetiPhotos
That is why the Carpathian Foundation launched the campaign Máme radi Ukrajinu (We love Ukraine), which will help NGOs, non-profit organisations, local governments, and schools in eastern Slovakia to provide refugees with necessities of life, legal, social and psychological help, jobs, education for their children and the most comfortable life.

Help for Roma from Ukraine

The Roma in Ukraine is a group that needs a specific approach. These refugees do not receive as many accommodations offers, they do not trust the authorities and communication with them also requires the presence of Roma interpreters. The campaign will therefore focus specifically on organizations working with Roma refugees. In addition, it will focus on the prevention of human trafficking, as there have been more cases where traffickers have tried to exploit the plight of lonely women coming to Slovakia.

How will we do this?

The Foundation will redistribute funds from the  Máme radi Ukrajinu (We love Ukraine) donation campaign to NGOs, non-profits, local governments, and schools in eastern Slovakia through the eponymousn  Máme radi Ukrajinu (We love Ukraine) grant appeal, which we launched on 10 March.
Foto: Róbert Németi, NemetiPhotos

What can you do?

Contribute to the campaign We love Ukraine and help organizations help.