What we do – chronology
This section gives a chronological overview of what we have been doing since 24 February 2022: our interventions in the media, our participation in the demonstrations against the Russian military occupation, sending aid to Ukraine for refugees, accompanying refugee families.
23 December 2022: Children of refugee families in the Greek Catholic parish of Dnipro receive as Christmas presents the sweets we sent them.
18 December 2022: arrival at the field hospital behind the front line 9 sleeping bags (-15°) and two bulletproof vests
11 December 2022: The Advent charity concert, organised by the Franciscan Sisters of Mercy of Belair (L), was this year for the benefit of the association “Ad Pacem servandam”. Before the concert, the vice-president presented the activities and projects of the association. After the concert the sisters donated the proceeds to our association to support the team of volunteer doctors in the field hospital near the front in the Kharkiv region.
Early December 2022: photo of emergency operation in the field hospitalbehind the Ukrainian front and thank-you video of the doctors receiving our help
27 November 2022: four large boxes are sent from Luxembourg to the field hospital near the Ukrainian front with bandages,disinfectant material and eight sleeping bags (-15°).Everything arrived at the hospital on 3 December.
19 and 28 November 2022: shipment from Luxemburg and receipt at Kharkiv hospital: dressing material, catheters, various medicines and disinfectants for the care of the wounded; two air mattresses, gloves and surgical masks and thermal underwear for the doctors in the field hospital near the war front
17 Nov. 2022: Reception in Dnipro, in a refugee centre, of donations sent on 12 Nov. from Luxembourg.
People received warm clothes and blankets for the winter.
3 November 2022: Arrival of our aid in Kharkiv for the doctors of the ambulance services (bandages, disinfectants, painkillers, Covid masks, medical gowns for doctors, disposable syringes) sent away from Luxembourg on 25 October
20 October 2022: six families receive food and hygiene products, warm clothes, bed linen and blankets.
13 October 2022: Susanna Aksenkova, a medical student who has been a scholarship holder of the Ad Pacem association since 2017, is interviewed on the eve of her return to Kharkiv by the journalist Thierry Georges of Radio Jéricho Metz.
10 October 2022: aid is sent to refugees in Pidgorodne (near Dnipro) from the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine occupied by the Russian army.
9 September 2022: The “Refugee Reception Centre” in the city of Pidgorodne (near Dnipro) is currently hosting more than three thousand refugees. The number is constantly increasing due to the arrival of refugees from the south of Ukraine occupied by the Russian army. With the money sent by our association Ad Pacem were bought: a water heater with a pump to send hot water to the different bathrooms, a microwave oven and a fridge (300 l) with a freezer part.The money came from the appeal for donations during the month of July in the municipality of Differdange (L) and from a solidarity concert organisedon 24 August 2022 in the small town of Serra Sant Abbondio (Marche region) in Italy.
24 August 2022 : A “solidarity concert” was organised by “Ad Pacem servandam” in the parish church of Serra Santa Abbondio (Italy) in favour of the refugees in Dnipro. Laura and Daniel Pantaleoni presented a repertoire of classical and romantic music, and the mayor Ludovico Caverni supported the work of Ad Pacem for the victims of war in his introductory words. During the break, the president and vice-president explained the aims of the peace initiative and how war victims are helped. At the end of the concert, everyone took part in a friendly drink.
8 August 2022 : The doctors in Kharkiv receive five protective waistcoats and four devices to help them communicate better with each other during the fighting near the front line.
30 July 2022: Material aid for the hospital in Kharkiv. Dispatch of dressing material, Israeli bandages, breathing tubes and twelve sleeping bags for the doctors in Kharkiv who provide medical aid on the front line. They received our shipment on 5 August 2022.
30 July 2022: Material aid for the territorial defence in Kramatorsk. Delivery of medicines, various dressing materials, emergency blankets and disinfectants to Kramatorsk for Territorial Defence units. Everything was donated by SIVEC – Recycling Centre Schifflingen and received in Kramatorsk on 4 August 2022.
23 July 2022 : Relief supplies for families from the Donbass. Dispatch of various relief supplies (blankets, shoes, laundry, hygiene items) for families fleeing the Donbass and the south of Ukraine occupied by the Russian army. These relief items arrived in Dnipro on 27 July.
3 July 2022: Fair in Serrouville. The leaders of the St Martin association (Patrice Picard and Jacky Bourcier) invited the Ukrainian refugee families that Ad Pacem looks after and accompanies to eat together at the annual fair in Serrouville.
1 July 2022: Appeal for donations for aid to Ukraine. This was put in the mailboxes of the inhabitants of the commune of Differdange (L) by the responsible body of the commune.
22 June 2022: Radio programme on Radio Jericho (18/19) by Thierry Georges with Ms Galia Ackerman on the Putin regime and the war in Ukraine.
18 June 2022: A conference with Ms Galia ACKERMAN, journalist, historian and specialist on Russia and the post-Soviet countries, had the theme “Understanding Putin’s Russia and the war in Ukraine”. Read the article by journalist Quiqueret Jérôme in the tageblatt of 22 and 23 June.
6 June 2022: Delivery of materials to the hospital in Stryj. With the donations received after our appeal in the Steinsel community, a cooker with integrated oven and water heater as well as all the linen for the 90 beds for orphans from Zaporijia and for the sick of the hospital were bought and installed in the hospital in Stryj (Western Ukraine).
25-28 May 2022: Delivery of relief supplies to Zaporijia. Thanks to our appeals for donations from 2 to 8 March 2022 (Newsletter No. 15 and 16), two minibuses can distribute relief supplies to war victims near Zaporijia. The photos also show houses destroyed by the war.
20 May 2022: Medical aid for Kharkiv hospital. Doctor Oleksiy U. and his nurse receive our medical supplies at Kharkiv hospital.
13 May 2022: Third broadcast at Radio Jericho Metz with refugees accompanied by Ad Pacem.
10 May 2022: The hospital in Kharkiv receives the six boxes of medicines sent by our organisation; they contain disinfectants, bandages and emergency blankets.
5 May 2022: Second broadcast on Radio Jericho Metz with refugees accompanied by Ad Pacem.
5 May 2022: Broadcast on Radio ARA by students Amir, Noah and Edvin from Lycée de Garçons Esch (L) interviewing a Ukrainian war refugee about the war in her country.
28 April 2022: First broadcast on Radio Jericho Metz with refugees accompanied by Ad Pacem.
28 April 2022: Letter of thanks to all donors for the €16,942 received following our appeals for donations on 2 and 8 March.
21 April 2022: With the money sent to Rostyslav Muhovskyj, a van loaded with food sets off for the city of Zaporiya.
20 April 2022: Food is bought with the money from the appeal and sent to Kharkiv and Zaporizia.
20 April 2022: The medicines we sent arrived at the Kharkiv and Zaporizia Territorial Defence Hospital.
19 April 2022: Lycée de Garçons d’Esch-sur-Alzette (L): the bake sale for Ukrainian refugees brought us 1200€.
10 to 18 April 2022: Appeal for donations in the municipality of Steinsel (L).
1 to 15 April 2022: Distribution of sent food near Lviv to Ukrainian war refugees from bombed-out cities in the east of the country.
10 April 2022: Medicines, hygiene items and three collapsible beds sent to Ukraine and received by Fr Rostyslav Muhovskyj on 11 April.
Week of 4 to 8 April 2022: Introductory course in French for Ukrainian refugees offered by Christian Welter, Secretary of Ad Pacem
2 April 2022: Arrival of the refugee family Bovniuk (3 persons)
27 March 2022: Arrival and reception of the refugee families Lykova (2 persons) and Mihajlenko (4 persons)
17 March 2022: Arrival of the refugee family Ankudinova (5 persons)
15 March 2022: Arrival of the young war refugee Vladislav.
14, 15 and 16 March 2022: Three articles appear in the ” tageblatt ” (L) about a refugee family taken in by Ad Pacem.
From 14 March 2022 until the Easter holidays: Bake sale at LGE (L) in aid of war victims in Ukraine.
13 March 2022 : Arrival of the bus with our relief goods at the Ukrainian border crossing Shehyni; the collection is received.
11 March 2022 : Arrival of the Aksenkova family.
7 to 10 March 2022: collection of medicines, food, blankets, bedding, clothes, etc.; the Vandivinit company provides a small bus to take everything to Ukraine
8 March 2022: Arrival of two mothers with their four children (Sutkova and Satornik family)
8 March 2022 : RCF Radio Jerico Moselle – Interview by Thierry Georges in 18/19 with Natalya and Claude Pantaleoni
8 March 2022 : Newsletter n. 16 – Call for help
Ces derniers jours la situation de guerre s’est dramatiquement empirée en Ukraine. Des millions d’Ukrainiens sont sur les routes et beaucoup d’autres se préparent à fuir les bombardements russes sur les centres habités et sur les populations civiles.
Vous pouvez aider des deux manières suivantes :
- Beaucoup de réfugiés arrivent chez nous avec toute leur famille, parfois avec leur chat ou leur chien.
Nous cherchons des familles ou des personnes qui sont prêtes à accueillir chez elles ou dans une de leurs maisons/appartements libres des familles composées :
- d’une mère avec deux ou trois enfants, ou bien
- d’un couple avec leurs deux ou trois enfants, ou bien
- une famille avec une personne âgée.
Veuillez nous écrire sur [email protected] si vous voulez et avez une possibilité d’accueillir une telle famille.
- Nous organisons aussi en ce moment l’aide en Ukraine avec un prêtre grec-catholique et sa communauté. Lui-même reçoit de la part de médecins qui travaillent dans les hôpitaux une liste des médicaments indispensables pour soigner les malades et les blessés.
Nous lui envoyons l’argent nécessaire via WesternUnion pour qu’il achète ces médicaments dans les pharmacies. Une partie de l’argent est destinée à acheter les vivres pour les réfugiés internes dans les magasins.
Notre compte IBAN LU28 0099 7800 0064 0276
est à la Caisse Rurale Raiffeisen (CCRALULL) au Luxembourg.
Un grand merci pour votre aide aux réfugiés et blessés de la guerre en Ukraine.
6 March 2022 : Arrival of the Kuznetzova family (4 people with cat).
6 March 2022: Collection for Ukraine relief thanks to Nicolas.
5 March 2022: Arrival of the Semianystyi family (6 people with dog and cat) in Differdange (L).
4 March 2022: SIVEC leaders in Schifflange (L) donate material for humanitarian aid.
2 March 2022: Newsletter 15 – Appeal to all Ad Pacem members to support war refugees in western Ukraine
En tant qu’association Ad Pacem nous organisons en ce moment une aide humanitaire pour les (réfugiés) Ukrainiens qui se trouvent dans l’ouest du pays.
Vous pouvez aider concrètement des deux manières suivantes:
- La guerre fait que du matériel et des médicaments de première nécessité manquent. Si vous avez du matériel et/ou des médicaments, des pansements et des instruments de la liste ci-jointe, vous pouvez les déposer ce jeudi ou ce vendredi de 16h00 à 19h30 à ces trois adresses:
- 16 route d’Errouville, 54680 Crusnes (France)
- 76 rue Henri Bessemer, 4516 Differdange (Luxembourg)
- 21 rue Henri Luck, 3737 Rumelange (Luxembourg)
- Vous pouvez faire un don sur notre compte avec mention « don vivres et médicaments ». L’argent sera envoyé à nos partenaires sur place pour acheter des vivres et des médicaments aux marchés et dans les magasins en Ukraine de l’ouest. Certains médicaments qui ne seraient pas disponibles là-bas seront achetés ici.
Ces médicaments et ces vivres sont destinés aux réfugiés qui arrivent des grandes villes exposées à des bombardements russes intenses.
IBAN: LU28 0099 7800 0064 0276
BIC : CCRALULL (Banque Raiffeisen Luxembourg)
Nous vous remercions d’avance pour votre aide et générosité !
N’hésitez pas à partager cette newsletter avec vos amis !
File Name: NL-15-Liste.pdf
27 February 2022: Demonstration for Ukraine in Metz.
Natasha speaks in front of the city hall
27 February 2022: Humanitarian aid is organised. Our first packages of humanitarian aid
The day after the Russian army invaded Ukraine, we appealed to friends to send sheets, pillows and covers, as well as quilts and covers for four beds.
The whole thing went on Sunday 27 February from Luxembourg City as a humanitarian consignment towards western Ukraine to a house where refugees had arrived from the towns attacked and bombed by the Russian army.
26 February 2022: Interview to “Républicain Lorrain” (F)
File Name: repu_lor.pdf
26 February 2022: Participation of Ad Pacem in the demonstration for Ukraine in Luxembourg City.
26 February 2022: Interview to the newspaper “tageblatt” (L)
File Name: TGB-Ukraine.pdf