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Romanian Orthodox Church has so far backed Ukraine with more than 5m euros in humanitarian aid

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The press center of the Romanian Patriarchate published a communiqué detailing the support provided by the Romanian Orthodox Church to the victims of the war in Ukraine between 18 and 24 March 2022, and announced the total amount of support sent so far: more than 5.2 million euros (26 million lei).

Humanitarian aid from the Romanian Orthodox Church for the victims of the war in Ukraine

March 18 – 24, 2022

Against the backdrop of the ongoing humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, the Romanian Orthodox Church continues its extensive social and charitable activities. During this period, a total of 17,450 lei and 340 euros were donated through ajutăcubucurie.ro, an online platform set up by the Romanian Patriarchate in co-operation with the Filantropia Federation.

From the Romanian Patriarchate 1926 priests and volunteers joined as participants in charity events in the period 18 – 24 March 2022.

The humanitarian aid provided in recent days amounts to 1,358,889 lei, consisting of money and products (hot food, canned food, baby food, sanitary products, medicines, blankets, clothes, toys, etc.).

In addition, several types of social services are provided (translation – 9,427 beneficiaries; counseling and guidance – 8,944 beneficiaries; medical care – 164 beneficiaries; education – 6,741 beneficiaries; logistical support and provision of shelter and transport.

With regard to the accommodation of refugees, the number of places currently provided is 11,018, of which 7,301 include food security.

In connection with the organization of the transportation of humanitarian aid, 62 additional shipments have been prepared in Romania – seven were transported to Ukraine and two to the Republic of Moldova. The cost of transporting the new shipments of humanitarian aid amounts to 977,862 lei.

The Romanian Patriarchate’s Donate Blood for Ukraine campaign continued last week with 342 new donors.

Between 18 and 24 March 2022, the humanitarian aid provided by the dioceses of the Romanian Orthodox Church and the Federation of Philanthropy amounted to 2,529,456 lei.

The total aid provided by the Romanian Orthodox Church since the start of the war in Ukraine to date is 26,224,213 lei (5.2m euros).

Source: Basilica.ro

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