Ukraine: What would you bring if you had to flee in a hurry?

A young girl sitting on a bed, holding a stuffed animal cat.

More than 13 million people have left their homes since the escalation of the war in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Most were only able to take a few essential items with them and had to leave everything else behind. In times of uncertainty, trauma, and fear, it is sometimes the little things that give us hope and strength. Often it is something that reminds us of home.

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Ukraine: “It is terrifying when rockets fly your way”

Maria and Bohdan standing shoulder to shoulder, smiling at the camera.

The war escalated six months ago, on February 24. On February 27, the first drivers were already behind the wheel, driving to Kyiv to evacuate two families. They now drive to towns in Kharkiv, Kherson, Donetsk, Dnipropetrosvsk, Mykolaiv and Odesa—areas that are heavily affected and very dangerous.

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