‘I left all my stuff, all my dreams’: Refugees fleeing Ukraine find help, housing online

by | Mar 3, 2022 | Travel

Support Ukraine refugees: Facebook groups help Ukrainians with housingNews Sports Entertainment Life Money Tech Travel OpinionAs of Wednesday, the UN Refugee Agency estimates roughly 874,000 refugees have fled Ukraine to neighboring countries.Everyday people across the world are opening up their hearts and homes to refugees who are reaching out for help on social media.”Even if it was just with their words: ‘Iryna, we are here. Tell me what you need,’ … I felt myself not so alone,” one Ukrainian mom told USA TODAY.Iryna Yarmalenko woke up to the sound of rockets outside Kyiv last Thursday and knew she had to get her 5-year-old son and mom to safety.”I hadn’t any plan,” she said. “I just grabbed my family and very quickly went to the border by my car. … It saved our lives.”Subscribe to continue readingAccess all subscriber-only stories free for 2 monthsSubscribe NowHelp Terms of Service Privacy Policy Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy Our Ethical Principles Site MapCookie Settings© 2022 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC.
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