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ISKCON Relief Ukraine Update- Week 15


Week 15 June fifteenth, 2022

ISKCON Relief – Figures

 

Devotees from Europe, in addition to different elements of the world, have tirelessly continued their honest endeavour to assist devotees from Ukraine to search out shelter, care, and assist. The following figures are for week 15 of this devotee care/reduction effort.

 

ISKCON Relief – 
Food Distribution, Week 15 

Quantity (FFL and/or in temples and homes)
Hungary 190
Raw meals delivered to Ukraine, value 3.500 €

Poland 3.500

 

Country Refugees being Hosted
Britain (excluding Northern Ireland) 36 (1 arrived final week)
Bulgaria 37 (incl. 18 youngsters) 
Czech Republic 77 (36 youngsters) 
France (New Mayapur) 3
Ireland 15 (incl. 4 youngsters) 
Hungary 38 (incl. 10 youngsters)
Poland 125
Plus 16 transiting

Slovakia 18 (incl. 8 youngsters)
Sweden 30 (incl. 17 at Almvik Farm)
Switzerland  62

Important General Message 

 

The following centres have now reached full capability and can’t obtain any extra refugee devotees till additional discover:

  1. ISKCON Germany 
  2. ISKCON Spain 

 

Belgium

The services at Radhadesh are at this level all full. There are additionally no different lodging services obtainable within the Radhadesh space. 

 

Italy

Villa Vrindavana close to Firenze and Prabhupada Dham in Genova are full and can’t host extra refugees at this level. However, there are nonetheless a number of locations at Villaggio Hare Krishna close to Milano and in addition at Prabhupada Desh within the Venice space. These temples are although requesting that you will need to make expectations clear from either side (the temples and refugees) earlier than arrival. If you have an interest in going to certainly one of these two temples, please contact Parabhakti das by the ISKCON Relief web site. http://iskconrelief.org/contact/

 

Latvia

Last Friday, June 10, the meals distribution was particularly dynamic, as many individuals already know the devotees and are ready for them to begin distributing. Hrishikesha das remembers: I used to be very touched by the truth that one very aged mom SPECIFICALLY got here to the Riga Support Center for Ukrainian Refugees to style our prasadam, she mentioned: “This is essentially the most scrumptious porridge on the planet!”

Hrishikesha das want to categorical particular gratitude to their Indian companions and buddies for offering bananas, oranges and bread, that are very a lot appreciated on the essential distribution middle of their Ukrainian program. Even Indian sweets from a staff of scholars led by Professor of Medicine Mrs. Shantala. An enormous thanks additionally to Balabhadra who ready the amazingly scrumptious porridge, and Paramamrita for the transport.

One of the younger youngsters, with nice pleasure and sporting an enormous smile after receiving a banana in a single hand and a aromatic orange within the different. What might be extra helpful than a toddler’s smile?

 

Scotland

The Vaishnava group “Karuna Bhavan” in Scotland invitations TWO Vaishnavas who need to stay on the temple in a separate house. A married couple, with or with out youngsters, or two males/ladies.

The group gives lodging in a 2-room house 5 minutes from the temple, and pays utilities and meals (prasadam). The temple is situated in a lovely suburb of Glasgow, surrounded by nature and the group has a vegetable and alpaca farm. If you want to be an lively a part of the yatra and interact in service six days per week then please contact us. Preference is for brahmins, no less than one out of the 2 devotees, or those that are able to obtain a second initiation for Deity worship.

In addition to residing locally, you’ll obtain an allowance from the UK authorities below their program for Ukrainians. Assistance in making use of for a visa and processing paperwork upon arrival might be given by us.

For extra particulars, please name +380635156808

 

Spain

All services for refugee devotees coming to Spain are full and there’s hardly any assist from the Spanish authorities for Ukrainian refugees. Indeed some refugees need to depart and are on the lookout for different locations the place they’ll take shelter. If your yatra has some locations left, please contact Sukanti Radha devi dasi by the ISKCON Relief web site. http://iskconrelief.org/contact/

 

ISKCON Relief Website

Please go to our newly created web site at:

http://iskconrelief.org/

ISKCON RELIEF SOCIAL MEDIA

Please comply with us on our newly established Facebook and Instagram:

Facebook @iskconrelief

Instagram @iskconrelief 

 

 

MEET THE TEAM – Members of the ISKCON Relief Team 

 

In this a part of our ‘Meet The Team’ sequence we want to introduce you to the Refugee Coordinator for Poland – Gaurangi devi dasi

Gaurangi devi dasi – ISKCON Relief Refugee Coordinator Poland 

Gaurangi devi dasi is a disciple of Indradyumna Swami and is initially from Poland. She is now residing along with her household in UK. She joined on the age of 14 and have become one of many first members of the Polish competition tour whereas persevering with her training. She was one of many competition interpreters, a service that she continued for years and which in a while helped her in getting qualification to change into an official interpreter for the NHS, the Police, and different public establishments in her present work within the UK.

Gaurangi can be actively concerned at numerous providers at Bhaktivedanta Manor the place she primarily works with ISKCON Educational Services. This division simply celebrated 30 years of internet hosting lots of of main and secondary colleges within the UK that go to the temple as a part of their spiritual training. It’s a really distinctive program the place many younger minds are desirous to study Krsna’s tradition and philosophy. 

Furthermore, Gaurangi additionally serves as a safeguarding governor on the native Gurukula.

Since the start of the struggle, Gaurangi has frequently been writing weekly reviews concerning the refugee help which is given by the devotees in Poland. 

Gaurangi is thought for her regular, wonderful, and devoted service, and he or she is at all times able to serve and help the devotees. 

 

Pictures

 

Prasadam distribution in Poland 

 

Refugee devotees within the UK

ISKCON Relief – 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 obtainable assist which could be accessed in numerous European nations. Such data consists of authorities advantages, authorities lodging, relocation to temples and devotees’ houses, or an inventory of ISKCON centres specifically geared up in serving to ladies and kids to get secure services. Refugees can discover totally different choices, and make knowledgeable selections on the place to go. You can discover all this data 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 nations. These native coordinators supply assist to refugees and aiding devotees. Don’t hesitate to contact them.
A listing of the nationwide coordinators for a number of nations could be discovered at:
http://iskconrelief.org/ukraine-crisis-structure/

 

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