Prince Charles Sees World Vision Staff At Work In Romania’s Centres For Ukrainian Refugees

Global children’s charity World Vision has welcomed HRH Prince Charles’ visit to one of Romania’s largest refugee shelters for families fleeing conflict in Ukraine.

Each day, hundreds of Ukrainians visit the RomExpo exhibition centre, which has been transformed into a shelter where refugees staying in Bucharest collect food, clothes, baby supplies and information.

Children and families are bearing the brunt of the crisis. Many of the refugees have been forced to flee, leaving almost everything behind. They are arriving in refugee shelters afraid, traumatised and facing uncertain futures.

World Vision is one of the shelter’s key donors and is providing food, baby food, nappies and hygiene products to the centre for refugees to access for free. A play corner with weekly entertainment for Ukrainian children is also run by World Vision, a charity inspired by the Christian faith to work with vulnerable children, families and communities globally.

In the RomExpo World Vision has also partnered with the Geeks Without Frontiers led N50 Project to install the first of many Portable Connectivity Centres at the site, allowing refugees to access free internet and charge their devices.

“It’s an honour to have His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visit Romania to see firsthand the critical work that local groups, volunteers and organisations like World Vision are doing together to support refugees in need at RomExpo. It has been an exhausting few months and his words of encouragement at this time are really appreciated,” World Vision Programmes Officer Sian Platt said.

“Millions of people’s lives remain in limbo as the war continues, but the generosity from around the world has been incredible. We’re thankful for this opportunity to acknowledge the outpouring of support that people in the UK have shown towards refugees.”

Mark Sheard, CEO of World Vision UK, says:

“HRH the Prince of Wales’ visit to Romania demonstrates the enormity of the Ukraine crisis. It’s my hope and prayer that the Prince’s visit will raise awareness of the work that is being done to support refugee families who have fled their homes with very little. We are very grateful to those in the UK that have dug deep to help World Vision UK contribute to the national DEC appeal which has raised £300m to date.

“But more needs to be done. Please keep praying for those impacted by this crisis and do consider donating to our Ukraine appeal.”

World Vision’s multi-country response has helped more than 130,000 displaced people in Ukraine, Romania and Moldova since the conflict began. World Vision is working closely with local organisations, faith-based groups and volunteers to deliver programmes including food, cash, shelter, child protection and psychosocial support.

For more on World Vision UK’s work with Ukrainian refugees and how you can help visit the World Vision UK website.

One thought on “Prince Charles Sees World Vision Staff At Work In Romania’s Centres For Ukrainian Refugees

  • 12th June 2022 at 3:53 pm

    “Geeks Without Frontiers “ is a splendid, altruistic organization ! Seeing their N50 project being recognized is magnificent.
    Well done ! Thank you for your service !


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