SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Lots of people actually don’t know what’s subsequent.
Their solely goal was to get out of Ukraine.
As Russia continues to invade Ukraine, tons of of hundreds of individuals are fleeing the nation in search of security.
Many of them traveled throughout borders and had been met by volunteers on the opposite finish.
World Central Kitchen, which responds to many crises across the globe and even proper right here in California through the wildfires, is a kind of nonprofits feeding hundreds crossing the border.
KRON4 spoke with the director of emergency response who left San Francisco three days in the past to assist Ukrainian refugees arriving in Poland.
“Look these are people that are displaced, don’t have a home, don’t know where they’re going to get their next meal,” stated Sam Bloch who’s the director of emergency response of World Central Kitchen.
World Central Kitchen helps clear up a kind of issues for hundreds of individuals fleeing ukraine.
Bloch traveled from San Francisco to Poland just a few days in the past to make sure that folks crossing the Ukrainian-Poland border every day are being met with meals, water, and different sources.
“One of the borders where we’re set up with thousands of hot meals every day is a main pedestrian border so we got about 10,000 people each day walking across that border and some of them… I talked to a young lady today who walked 60 kilometers, and it was snowing today,” Bloch stated. “It’s really cold. To walk 60 kilometers and then we’re waiting in line to exit Ukraine for 12 hours — no food, no water. It was the first hot meal she had in three days.”
Bloch says the general public he sees are households made up of girls and kids.
“You can see behind me these people are just coming and these buses are just making laps to and from the border, bringing people to what is essentially what you guys would equate to a Walmart parking lot and from there just figuring it out,” he stated. “A lot of people are unsure. There are accommodation centers getting set up, thousands of people.”
In addition to their work in Poland, World Central Kitchen can be supporting native eating places getting ready meals in Odesa and lviv, that are two cities in Ukraine.
The nonprofit can be getting ready a response to households arriving in Romania and Moldova.
“We don’t know it’s estimated hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have left and we don’t know how many more hundreds of thousands will leave if not millions, as well as how long it is before they’re able to return home, so however long it is and however many it is we’re prepared to do what we need to do,” Bloch stated.
Chef Jose Andres, who based World Central Kitchen, additionally took to Twitter, committing million-dollar donations to Ukraine from the Jeff Bezos Courage and Civility Award. which he was a recipient of final yr.