The Pristanište Foundation and its beneficiaries desperately need your help.
50 Euros provides a refugee family with basic food and phone data for a week.
200 Euros cover one family’s temporary housing for two weeks, giving refugees a chance to have a break in a safe location and plan their next move.
We ask you to please be part of this life-saving initiative and help us to take care of refugees arriving in Montenegro!
About the Pristaniste Foundation
When Russia invaded Ukraine, we realized that we need to take action to help war and political refugees. In March 2022, the "Pristanište" Foundation was established. This organization helps Ukrainian refugees and people from Belarus and Russia who are fleeing persecution because of their anti-war beliefs.
Initially, we thought it would be better to organize separate shelters for Ukrainians, Belarussians and Russians. But, our very first refugees were a couple from the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv (a Russian man named Alexander and his Ukrainian wife named Diana) who changed our views on separating refugees based on their nationality. They have since become ambassadors of the foundation. They showed us that it was wrong to divide people by nationality as there are no borders between people who share the same beliefs of peace and love and oppose the Russian aggression against Ukraine.
During the last six months, 367 refugees have received temporary housing and basic necessities (food, medicine, SIM cards and financial help). A third of these beneficiaries – 113 - were vulnerable children, most scarred and terrorized by the ongoing war. In addition to this, we received 805 appeals from families whom we were able to help with consultations, information and psychological assistance.
52% of the beneficiaries who have received assistance at Pristaniste are Ukrainians (194 refugees, including 61children), 46% are Russians (168 adults and 52 children respectively), and 2% are Belarusians (5 refugees). After receiving assistance from the Pristaniste Foundation, 193 people decided to stay in Montenegro, including 61 children.
Pristanište — Helping refugees in Montenegro (pristaniste.me)