Hope and Aid Direct was set up in the 1990s and has never seen an outpouring of help like that offered since Ukraine was invaded by Russia.
A UK aid worker who has travelled to the Ukraine border to help refugees fleeing the Russian invasion has spoken of the difficulties in getting supplies to those most in need.
The charity Hope and Aid Direct was set up in the 1990s in response to the Balkans conflict but nothing has prepared them for the outpouring of help, both needed and offered, it has received since the war broke out in the Ukraine.
Trustee Roger Wilson has travelled to Eastern Europe to help with the aid operation as more than a million refugees have fled Ukraine and travelled into neighbouring countries.
See the full article in the Evening Standard, an article by Rod Minchin on the 9th March 2022