LSI follows the Russian invasion in Ukraine with disgust and concern. As expressed by the European Council “With this unprovoked and unjustified military actions, Russia is grossly violating international law”.
La Strada International is very concerned about the situation in Ukraine and worries about our La Strada colleagues and others persons in Ukraine. While many Ukrainians are trying to leave the country, civil society actors are still active in Ukraine to provide support were needed to those in need. La Strada Ukraine continues hotline consultations via social media channels, as far as internet connections allow this. Our member organisation also joins initiatives of other civil society actors, where possible
We call upon the international community to strongly react with far-reaching sanctions, to ensure respect for international human rights and humanitarian law and to ensure financial support and shelter for those in need, including those on the run and in very vulnerable situations.