Rome, Italy, May 16, 2022 / 12:05 pm
The two branches of Caritas in Ukraine have helped almost 1.5 million people since Russia’s full-scale invasion. But the aid they have offered so far is “just the beginning,” according to Tetiana Stawnychy, president of Caritas Ukraine.
Speaking at a live-streamed press conference in Rome on May 16, Stawnychy said: “We’re still responding to these initial lines of people from areas where there’s heavy fighting, and there’s that need for an initial response.”
“In some centers, we’re already settling down, people are settling down, and we’re having to already go a little bit deeper. But it’s only the beginning.”
“And I wanted to point that out, because this is going to be a long haul, a long road, and we hope for the accompaniment to continue.”