Help for victims of the war conflict in Ukraine, especially children

The Committee of Good Will – The Olga Havel Foundation commemorates the second anniversary of the war in Ukraine and continues its public collection for psychological assistance to Ukrainian children affected by the war. The foundation announced it in connection with the holding of the second annual Parliamentary Summit of the Crimean Platform, which was hosted in Prague in October 2023 by the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Markéta Pekarová Adamová. The funds obtained so far have been received by the Czech organization Amiga and the Ukrainian Save Ukraine, which, thanks to them, can provide assistance to up to several dozen Ukrainian children.

“Psychological problems are one of the most serious consequences of the war in Ukraine. The psyche and restlessness of people from Ukraine, and especially children, is worsened by the endless reckless Russian aggression, the intensification of the fighting on the front, and personal and material losses,” says Monika Granja, director of the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation. “Post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, and, especially in children, sleep disorders manifest themselves in children and adults. Neglecting to solve these psychological problems could lead to an extreme deterioration of the psychological state, especially in children,” adds the director of the foundation.

The foundation’s financial contribution and collection for psychological help to Ukrainian children totals over 830,344 crowns and thus helped 56 children and teenagers. The foundation divided the funds between the organization Amiga, which provides psychological help to Ukrainian children living in the Czech Republic, and Save Ukraine, which focuses on supporting Ukrainian children illegally detained in Russia after their return to their homeland. The Amiga organization involves female therapists from Ukraine who fled to the Czech Republic before the war and found employment in the field of psychological assistance. Save Ukraine is the only NGO that regularly organizes rescue missions to repatriate deported Ukrainian children from Russia and operates seven Hope and Healing Centers where children and families stay for up to three months and receive shelter, humanitarian aid, and psychosocial support.

The Olga Havel Foundation continues the assistance provided to Ukrainian refugees immediately after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. During two years, it donated financial and material aid of CZK 3,300,260 for this purpose. The collection to support psychological help for children continues and you can donate to it through the Portal here.