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In response to this unprecedented refugee crisis, our non-for-profit Leadership Center is collecting funds to support a Ukrainian refugee camp located in Kisvárda, Hungary.
The Pataki Center has been providing displaced Ukrainian families with essential aid since our first mission in March 2022, which Pataki announced with Oleksii Holubov, Consul General of Ukraine in New York. With funds collected through the Ukrainian Relief fund, the Center has led 3 major mission trips to Ukraine, delivering over 150 tons of essential food, housing, hygiene, and medical supplies thus far.
100% of the contributions to the Pataki Center Ukrainian Relief Fund are collected into a single fund that is managed locally.
The Center successfully opened an office for our volunteer delegation stationed on the ground in an Oblast on the Hungary-Ukraine border. Since March, the Center partnered with Continest, a Hungarian manufacturing company, to create 35+ housing units for refugee families, with more currently in the works. The modular homes were presented to Governor Viktor Mykyta, Zakarpattia of Oblast, where 200,000 Ukrainian refugees have fled to since February.
During a press conference at the famous Ukrainian diner Veselka, the Governor was joined by Ukrainian American City Councilwoman Ina Vernikov, Consul General of Ukraine in New York Oleksii Holubov, fly to the war-torn country to provide housing assistance to its struggling residents, many of whom have been forced to leave their homes as a result of the late February Russian invasion.
As the war unfortunately looms, the refugees are in most need of basic food, housing and medical supplies. There are 5 million refugees who left Ukraine, however 10 million refugees are internally displaced refugees from eastern Ukraine. These Eastern Ukrainian refugees who relocated to the western part of Ukraine, and are in dire need of help, often not receiving international aid directly.
The Pataki Center is proud to have delivered housing units to these internally displaced refugee families, all while establishing a humanitarian aid office, building housing, & delivering 30+ tons of food from Hungary to Ukrainian border towns. The Pataki Center is also working with Ukrainian officials to partner with entities with the purpose of rebuilding the destroyed parts of Ukraine.
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