Dr. K. Romeo Meetei
State media coordinator, the Art of Living Manipur
4122 refugees, including Indian students, across Europe accommodated; helpline has received 7668 calls; 6000 medical kits and 23,612 meals have been provided
The volunteers of the global humanitarian organisation, The Art of Living have reached out to Indians who are crossing borders into various European countries, with shelter and basic amenities like food and water.
The Art of Living so far has accommodated 4122 refugees, including Indian students, across Europe. So far the organisation’s helpline has received 7668 calls for refugees and their families; 6000 medical kits and 23,612 meals have been provided.
“All the help is being made available and our volunteers from all across Europe are there by the side of the refugees and Indian students fleeing Ukraine. They are being provided food, water, accommodation and other essential items,” said said global humanitarian leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Some highlights of the ongoing work by Art of Living volunteers across Europe:
Hundreds of students have been rescued from Ukraine into poland and Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Bulgaria
The Art of Living volunteers in Hungary Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Germany have moved into action to provide all the support to those who are fleeing Ukraine including thousands of Indian students.
In Hungary, The Art of Living has arranged shelters for more than 150 people.
More than 650 beds in Poland have been arranged.
Teachers and volunteers from Kiev and Kharkov evacuated 1200 Indian students. Helped them to find transport and cross the border.
Inside Ukraine, totally there are 27 Ukrainian Art of Living teachers and 72 volunteers working now. Additionally about 40 Art of Living teachers from across Europe are involved in conducting online practices and helping refugees and victims handle trauma.
Sloviansk (Slavyansk), Kramatorsk, Poltava, Odessa , Kiev, Bila Tserkva, Uzhhorod, Lviv, Enerhodar- cities in Ukraine where the work is going on.
Our volunteers at Poland border providing assistance to refugees arriving. There are families with children who are as young as 2 months old. All essential supplies have been stocked up by our team.
Till today we have helped 420 refugees in Poland. (This is ongoing) Medical supplies have been delivered to Ukraine. Mattresses, blankets have been arranged for the refugees in Taraska center. About 50 seva volunteers are involved in Poland. There is a 24 hour hotline. About 40 homes are ready to host refugees.
Refugees centers operational in Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Western European countries like Germany.
The helpline numbers are as follows:
Art of Living centres across Europe are open for Ukrainian Refugees Helpline No. +31631975328; Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Germany