Supporting Persons With Disabilities In Ukraine. Information From ENAT Partner, EASPD
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Brussels, Monday 7 March 2022. EASPD writes: We are in contact with our Ukrainian friends, where the context remains highly critical with significant concern for the situation around persons with disabilities in Ukraine, in particular regarding their access to safety (humanitarian corridors, shelters, etc). The situation in residential institutions is particularly worrying.
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Brussels, Monday 7 March 2022.
European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) writes:
We are in contact with our Ukrainian friends, where the context remains highly critical with significant concern for the situation around persons with disabilities in Ukraine, in particular regarding their access to safety (humanitarian corridors, shelters, etc).
The situation in residential institutions is particularly worrying.
How you can support?
We continue to recommend our partners to send financial resources to the National Assembly of People with Disabilities in Ukraine.
Download the PDF document from the right hand panel for contact details of EASPD members in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.
As heard during the webinar last Friday, many of EASPD’s members in the border countries are actively supporting people with disabilities from Ukraine (and others).
If you wish to provide material and financial aid to them, we suggest you contact them directly (please see the attached document for more information). We will continue to update this list and share it with you.
We have set-up a Facebook page to support those working in Ukraine and it border countries. In this group you will be able to share and find information, resources, calls for donations, etc.
Please join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5231899450166169.
You can also find our latest webinar here (opens FaceBook video page) and learn more on what our members in neighbouring countries are doing.
For more general information on how you can help Ukraine at this time please visit the EASPD website here: https://www.easpd.eu/resources/ukraine/.
Please feel free to share any of our resources, positions with your local partners/network/ community message/subpage for Ukraine.
EASPD is active politically on this issue, in particular with the European institutions and notably with/through our European colleagues: a public letter by Social Services Europe; a Statement by Social Platform; an upcoming letter co-signed with the European Disability Forum; and of course through direct contact with the European Commission.
On Thursday 10th March we will be hosting a Press Conference to help inform journalists on the situation of persons with disabilities in Ukraine and what can be done to support them.
More information on this event will be coming soon. Please let us know if you have any questions or proposals on our follow up actions on the crisis in Ukraine.
Thank you for your efforts and support.
Maya Doneva, Secretary General. Rachel Vaughan, Head of Operations. Thomas Bignal, Head of Policy.
EASPD, a non-profit NGO in the disability sector, promotes the views of over 20,000 social services and their umbrella associations.
We promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high-quality service systems.
EASPD is an ENAT Partner.