A Jewish foundation is helping children displaced by storms and flooding in Ukraine.
The Aleksandr Feldman Charitable Foundation has helped to provide health centers in the Kharkovsky region with food and bedding after four days of storms in the country’s western regions caused major damage. The organizers say they hope to provide psychological help, as well.
According to the emergency ministry in Ukraine, at least 22 people were killed, including six children.
More than 8,000 people were evacuated, and thousands were in serious danger as the water continued to rise over the weekend.
Tens of thousands of homes were flooded, 680 bridges were washed away and 561 were damaged. Power outages were reported in five regions: Lvov, Ivano-Frankovsk, Chernovtsy, Transcarpathia and Ternopol.
Feldman, a Ukraine lawmaker and Jewish leader, told JTA that his foundation is ready to host children who suffered in the flooding.
“We will together overcome the problem,” he told JTA. “We have to be together now and to help one another.”