Melanie Wirz, SOLIDAR Swiss:

“More than 1.5 million people have fled since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. They seek protection in the neighboring countries of Moldova, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Romania. Most are women and children. Men between the ages of 18 and 60 are not allowed to leave the country. “Many of them don’t even want to leave,” says Yuliia Temchenko. “They want to fight for their homeland.” That’s why many women arrive alone with their children in the two Romanian cities of Timisoara and Brasov, where two partner organizations of Solidar Suisse support the refugees. So does Yuliia Temchenko”.