Oradea – Ukrainan Refugees
A few months into the war, Caminul Felix and CBEE – Colegiul Biblic Est European, among others, received a wave of refugees, some of whom even stopped in Oradea because they had nowhere to go.
Sisters International has for several years been working with CBEE on a school integration project in a Roma village – with very good results.
By the latter part of March, more than 130 refugees had already come to CBEE. Schoolrooms and a larger room were turned into dormitories. Many were on their way and stopped only 24 hours when they had to eat 3 meals, received hygiene products, clothes, medicine and packed lunches for continued travel.
A group from Chromatorsk (9 people) had nowhere to go so they stayed on the CBEE for several months. A family was on their way to Belgium and had been driving for 4 days. It had to stay a few days and also needed gas money. Later an email arrived: “Hi Marius, this is Yana. I’m just writing to say thank you. We are already in Belgium. We are fine. Thank you for being a part of our difficult journey, you helped me and my family a lot. People like you and your friends make this world kinder and brighter. Thank you!”
CBBE received help with what needed to be purchased urgently as well as things for families who stayed longer. A Free “clothing shop” was set up.
A laundry room was also prepared. The Roma youth group that is part of Sisters International’s leadership training has also been committed to helping the refugees.
This help was possible through the support from 100%.