Refugee (12) paperwork journey fleeing Ukraine as she is due in Ireland this weekend
A 12-year-old refugee that’s documenting her experiences fleeing Ukraine is because of arrive in Ireland along with her grandmother.
eva and her grandmother Irina fled their house in Kharkiv, first stopping in Hungary with the hope of beginning a brand new life in Ireland, after their house was destroyed by Russian shelling.
Channel 4 News reporter Paraic O’Brien joined the 2 on their evacuation prepare out of Ukraine, and Yeva advised him that she’s writing about her experiences in a day by day journal which she has referred to as War 2022: Through the eyes of a kid.
The broadcaster has been sharing excerpts of Yeva studying her guide in Russian.
Four pupils in Mount Anville Secondary School in Dublin, heard about Yeva and posted a video message to her on social media.
Mr O’Brien mentioned he confirmed Yeva the video whereas on the evacuation prepare, and that she “choked up”.
In the video, the third-year pupils say: “Hi Yeva, we’re 4 women in third yr Mount Anville and we heard about you coming to Ireland.
“We want you a secure journey with you and your grandmother.
“This is the assist board Mount Anville has made for you and Ukraine.
“We hope you and your grandmother have a secure journey and we’re so excited so that you can come to Ireland and even Mount Anville.”
An on-line fundraiser has been arrange by Catherine O’Flanagan to assist Yeva and her grandmother with bills as soon as they arrive in Ireland.
Ms O’Flanagan mentioned she has been in contact with Yeva and Irena and can be housing them as soon as they arrive.
Hoping to boost €5,000 for the refugees, she wrote: “My title is Catherine and I used to be so taken with this story on Channel 4 information about Yeva and her grandmother Irena that I received in contact with them and am serving to them come to Ireland.
“You can observe a part of their journey on Channel 4 information and on Twitter utilizing the hashtag #YevasDiary.
“They hope to land in Dublin on the weekend and can stick with my husband and me for the following few months. Their house in Kharkiv is bombed and the world is surrounded by Russian troops. They have little or no possessions and no entry to cash.
“They don’t know if they will ever get home and get access to some Social Welfare supports, but will need more money to cover longer-term accommodation and living costs. Anything they don’t need will be donated to the Irish Red Cross and their appeal for Ukraine.”
Over two million folks have now fled the battle in Ukraine, with Justice Minister Helen McEntee saying at present that “just over 2,500” Ukrainian refugees have already arrived in Ireland.