Photo: Poliakov family with many children that fled from Ukraine received vouchers in the Babrujsk region of Belarus. Photo by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Armed conflict in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine caused a massive drift of their residents to neighboring countries. As of January 2016, over 100,000 people have arrived in Belarus since June 2014. According to some estimates, their number exceeds 150,000. The forced migrants suffer from a difficult financial situation and feel psychologically vulnerable. The project is aimed at helping those who need it most. Its objective is to satisfy the needs of 1,300 people in food and hygiene for the period of six months.
The older children from the Poliakov family that fled from Ukraine to Belarus. Photo by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies