20 c̶i̶r̶c̶l̶e̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶̶h̶e̶l̶l̶ Russian roadblocks

In the photo - 14-year-old Angela from Kherson in the arms of our volunteers. This brave girl risked to get out of the occupation on her own, because she could no longer be in constant fear.

Angela remembers how the Russians came to her hometown, and with them - hunger, unemployment and despair. Prices in stores became sky-high, people lost their jobs and could no longer afford food, forced starvation began. Everyone was horrified.

But the most terrible moments that the girl experienced were ahead. The Rashists settled in the lyceum right next to her house. "They walked around with weapons. I couldn't go out, I couldn't go anywhere, I always sat at home." - recalls Angela.

One day she heard a sound that she will never forget. The girl was at home when she saw a fighter jet in the window: it flew right over her house, and in a moment, explosions rang out nearby.

Then Angela firmly decided to leave the city, her father and grandmother and go to her mother in Poland. We don't know where the 14-year-old girl got so much courage, but she managed to get out of that hell. However, she still had to go through at least 20 of his laps.

Angela set off with a friend. They passed enemy roadblocks one after another, realizing that anything could happen at each such point.
Fortunately, the children reached Zaporizhzhia safely.

Here they were met by volunteers of our partner hub and provided with temporary shelter, food and necessary assistance. Later, we put the girl on the evacuation train to Lviv. Angela is now safe with her mother!

The girl really dreams of returning home, to her friends and just one fine morning to go to her school.