The Ukrainian Crisis Through the Voices of Volunteer Engagement Professionals
With more than two million Ukrainian people fleeing the country since February 24, a huge surge of humanitarian aid and organizational relief is providing critical support in the form of information, transport, food, water, medical care and shelter. This important Voices article by Liora Arnon, Mimi Cymbalista Shmueli and Asaf Kaniel is dedicated to those volunteering within Ukraine and its borders through a volunteer network run by JDC – a global Jewish humanitarian organization. In exclusive interviews, the authors present live experiences and reflections through the voices of volunteer engagement professionals and volunteers serving in this war and humanitarian crisis to assist those in need. And through the testimonials of those mobilizing them, they describe barriers of such an operation, the different ways to overcome them, success stories and the lessons learned to date.