Our project helps Ukrainian refugees to resettle in Denmark. The Danish government has committed to hosting more than 25,000 Ukrainians during the next two years. But in order to take part in the program, Ukrainian refugees face a huge hurdle—how to get to Denmark from Poland? That’s where the Ukrainian Help Hub can help—we provide free buses from Poland to Denmark.
We have a small team of local and international volunteers who are committed to helping 10,000 refugees, primarily women, children, and the elderly, get to Denmark securely. Our local Danish volunteers charter (hire) buses and drive 3,300 km round-trip to pick up Ukrainians at the Polish/Ukrainian border. Our volunteers serve as volunteer drivers, security personnel, translators and nurses on each bus. Other volunteers help to raise funds to pay for each bus, buy food and water for each trip, run the website, and coordinate logistics. You can read more about our story here.
There are two main issues we are committed to solving: transport and logistics
Transport. While the Danish government covers expenses once refugees arrive in Denmark, it will not pay for transport.
WE ARE RAISING FUNDS TO PAY FOR THE BUSES THAT PROVIDE A CRITICAL LIFELINE TO UKRAINIAN REFUGEES.
How much money? $1.5 million, to be exact. Why that much? See the math below.
Logistics and communications. The logistics of ensuring that we fill each bus to capacity (49-72 people) are daunting given the communications, information and safety challenges during the war.
WE ARE RAISING FUNDS TO PAY FOR THE COMMUNICATIONS AND LOGISTICAL HELP NEEDED TO ENSURE THAT WE REACH EVERY UKRAINIAN WHO NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THESE BUSES
Goal: Transport 10,000 Ukrainian refugees to Denmark by raising $1.5M
Each bus costs $7,350.
Number of refugees: 10,000 refugees
Number of buses needed: 204
Bus costs: Fuel for 204 round trip rides of 3,300 km. Food and water for refugees. Payment for non-volunteer drivers.
How funds are being used: All funds are going directly to transportation costs as described above. This is a volunteer-run non-profit humanitarian cause. Because we are solely staffed by volunteers, there are zero administrative expenses.