Fleeing the Ukrainian War with a Baby
A Young Mother’s Account

Katya and Yesenia have no one in Israel. They are alone, but Katya is thankful for the opportunity to have shelter after leaving her shelled city in Ukraine. “There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for my baby”, Katya says as she breaks down in tears.

Her account is one of so many, and it reflects the reality that people are facing right now.

The journey was long and excruciatingly hard on so many levels. Having to say goodbye to her husband that had to stay behind and join the war efforts, seeing him kiss his baby girl goodbye, not knowing if they will see him again.

It might sound like a scene taken from a wartime movie, but it’s not. It’s the reality of so many people currently that have become refugees overnight. Separated from their families and loved ones, seeking shelter in other countries, carrying not much more than the clothes on their backs.

This is Katya and baby Yesenia’s reality. A young mother who fled with her baby and is now alone in Israel, with no family, relatives, or means to support herself.

Katya and baby Yesenia are the ones you are helping support currently with your generosity and kindness. Your donations go towards helping people like her, and it makes the biggest difference!

This is not a sprint, but a marathon. We continue to stand by people in need, providing crucial help and solutions to people who did not choose to be in this situation, and they need our solidarity and our hearts as we witness the biggest humanitarian crisis of the 21 century.