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ISKCON Relief Ukraine Report- Week 19


July 22, 2022, Week 19 (Month 5)

 

Figures

We are actually within the fifth month of this horrible conflict in Ukraine, with devotees from Europe, in addition to different components of the world, remaining resolute and persevering with their honest endeavours to assist the devotees from Ukraine to search out shelter, care, and help. What an exquisite service they’re doing!

The following figures are for week 19 of this devotee care/reduction effort.

Country Refugees being Hosted
Britain (excluding Northern Ireland) 48
Czech Republic 77 (incl. 36 youngsters)
France (New Mayapur) 2
Hungary 38 (incl. 10 youngsters)
Ireland 15 (incl. 4 youngsters)
Poland  125
Slovakia 17 (incl. 8 youngsters)
Spain 15 (incl. 5 youngsters)
Sweden 31
Switzerland 62

 

Reports

Condolences

We are all heartbroken concerning the passing away of the 2 Food-For-Life devotees in Donbass, Krishna-Tattva das and Madana Gopal das. Krishna-Tattva das was the chief and president of ISKCON in Alchevsk. Both returned from prasadam distribution and have been then killed when a missile strike hit the Food For Life kitchen. A 3rd devotee, Arjuna das was injured and was dropped at hospital. These devotees labored laborious every single day to distribute prasadam to 1000’s of individuals in Ukraine. Our Team is actually saddened and gives the deepest condolences to their households and associates. We pray for everlasting blessings and their everlasting loving service to the Lord’s lotus toes.

 

Online Session with mom Rambhoru devi dasi

The ISKCON Relief Crisis Management Team, along with Mother Rambhoru devi dasi will organize a debriefing of the loss of life of those two great devotees while on service.
Questions resembling “Why did Krsna not shield these devotees while they have been doing such worthwhile service” will likely be mentioned.
When: Sunday, twenty fourth July 2022, at 8.00 PM London time

 

Coordinator’s Regular Meetings and Weekly Reports

Last week the ISKCON Relief Team determined to have their common conferences with the coordinators solely as soon as a month, as a substitute of each week as earlier than. Both the coordinators from the totally different international locations receiving refugees, in addition to the Chairperson of the Team Praghosa das, and the Director, Sukanti Radha devi dasi, take part at these conferences. During these conferences experiences, assets, challenges and coordination for transiting refugees is mentioned. The conferences will now proceed on the primary Saturday of every month.

Also, the ISKCON Relief Reports with common updates and vital info will likely be despatched from this level on solely on a month-to-month foundation. 

 

Photos

Poland

Most refugee devotees in Poland and even some from different international locations resembling Germany and Switzerland, determined to go on the Polish Festival Tour on the Baltic Sea coast. There are for the time being round 84 refugees, primarily moms and youngsters, and some males which are engaged there in service and preaching.

Resources

Relocation Services

The ISKCON Relocation Services is run by Loka Pavani Devi Dasi and three of her Vaishnavi colleagues. They work tirelessly to place collectively helpful and up to date details about out there assist which could be accessed in several European international locations. Such info contains authorities advantages, authorities lodging, relocation to temples and devotees’ properties, or a listing of ISKCON centres specifically geared up in serving to ladies and youngsters to get secure services. Refugees can discover totally different choices, and make knowledgeable choices on the place to go. You can discover all this info within the ‘Country Specific Fact Sheets for Ukrainian Devotees’ at:
http://iskconrelief.org/ukraine-crisis-resources/

 

Crisis Management Team
The Crisis Management Team has appointed native coordinators for a number of international locations. These native coordinators supply assist to refugees and help devotees. Don’t hesitate to contact them. A listing of the nationwide coordinators for a number of international locations could be discovered at http://iskconrelief.org/ukraine-crisis-structure/

 

ISKCON Relief Website
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http://iskconrelief.org/

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