Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England

Eight Weeks in Ukraine: Life in the city of Lviv during war - Presentation by Tania Vitvitsky


Sunday, February 12th, 2023    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Parish House of Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church
146 Forest Hills, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 02130

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In October and November of 2022, I spent eight weeks in Lviv, volunteering at the Ukrainian Education Platform (UEP), a Ukrainian non-profit assisting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). According to the International Office for Migration (IOM), as of Dec. 5, 2022, there were 5,914,000 IDPs in Ukraine due to the Russian invasion.

Lviv, located in western Ukraine, has managed to avoid large-scale destruction but deals with frequent, sometimes daily, power blackouts and often a lack of water. How do Lviv city residents manage to keep going while Russian missiles and Iranian drones cut power and water, and lay waste to near and far cities, villages, and towns? I will share my photos to give the audience a glimpse of life during war, how I managed a daily routine during frequent air raid sirens and assisted a rapidly expanding non-profit organization working with the neediest of families and children.

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