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#StandWithUkraine_ Europia Emergency Fund!


Our hearts weigh heavy as we acknowledge the ongoing hardship, displacement, and loss faced by many Ukrainian families.

We are proud to showcase videos featuring the stories of four Ukrainian refugees, offering profound insights into their experiences of war, life in the UK, and their hopes for the future. These heartfelt narratives were captured by members of the Ukrainian community in Manchester.

We extend our sincere gratitude to Iryna, Svitlana, Nataliia, Hanna, Iuliana, and Alex for their initiative in bringing these stories to light.

2 years on.. In their own words. Story of Iryna

"I may be new to filming, but capturing these stories is a step towards my dream. Through these videos, I hope to shed light on the resilience of my fellow Ukrainian refugees and to draw attention to the continued support needed for Ukraine."- Iuliana Trots, volunteer at Europia

2 years on.. In their own words. Story of Kateryna

You can find other stories on @europiamcr YouTube channel.

How else do we support the Ukrainian community?
Europia has driven other long-lasting community initiatives that demonstrate why every pound you give goes directly towards building a stronger, more inclusive community right here in Manchester.

✓ The Europia Emergency Fund - stands as a beacon of hope, aiding over 350 families affected by the conflict. Your generous contributions have enabled us to provide essential support, including provisions for food, medicine, and household necessities. This assistance is particularly crucial for those who have recently arrived in the UK, having left behind their homes due to the ongoing war. Donate today to the #StandwithUkraine_Europia Emergency Fund!

✓ Adaptation of the Ukrainian community in the UK - we conduct Ukrainian adaptation sessions. These sessions include training on topics such as CVs and interview questions, guidance on job searching and career building through platforms like LinkedIn, and insights into starting and successfully running a business in the UK.

✓ Ukrainian Community Drop-ins - we offer support on welfare benefits, housing, and other advice. Our services also encompass free immigration advice, upskilling opportunities, emergency grants, and wellbeing and emotional support.

✓ The Voices of Ukraine Project - stands as a testament to our commitment, capturing the voices of 13 Ukrainian nationals living in Greater Manchester through 12 insightful podcasts.

✓ Walking Tours - aim to bring Ukrainians together, promoting a healthy lifestyle and helping them navigate their new surroundings.

Kush Chottera, CEO of Europia, commented:
“ I am proud to say that our staff has worked tirelessly in the past two years to create culturally sensitive and relevant projects for the Ukrainian community. This commitment, together with the Emergency Fund, is one that we will continue to uphold in the future."

Fund Receiver Feedback

“Really help my family in this hard time.”

"It doesn't look like much in terms of money, but I managed to buy a pair of winter shoes for my little daughter when I was absolutely desperate, so it made a huge difference to us".

“Very good and a simple process.”

“Very nice staff, understanding, compassionate and prompt to react.”

" (...) thank you for your support. Your help and what you do is not just support and clothes. It is a reminder that we are not abandoned, not forgotten, that our lives are worthwhile. Because sometimes we give up. Thank you for being there for us."

I recent years, our Emergency fund became more popular, and we wish we can offer more to Ukrainian community.

Together, these initiatives reflect Europia's dedication to supporting and empowering the Ukrainian community during these challenging times.

Europia, a UK registered charity, has been providing vital and holistic support to European Nationals in Greater Manchester since 2008. In the face of challenges like Brexit, the war in Ukraine, and the post-pandemic crisis, individuals and families are increasingly vulnerable and isolated from services. Many EU nationals urgently need financial assistance for essentials like food, rent, clothing, temporary accommodation, or travel. Your donations enable us to support the most vulnerable EU nationals during these critical times.

Thank you for being a crucial part of this compassionate mission!

Donate today to the #StandwithUkraine_Europia Emergency Fund!

With love #Europia


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