Road to Relief is a Ukrainian-registered humanitarian NGO created in March 2022 with the purpose of helping the civilian population most affected by the Russian invasion. We are active in Donetsk and Kherson oblasts, serving a total of 112 villages with a combined population of over 30.000 people.
We started our work in Ukraine with the evacuation of the citizens of Mariupol, and participated in the negotiated green corridors of hundreds of citizens from the city and surroundings.
In April, we headed to Kharkiv, where we evacuated hundreds of people who had been living in the metro stations since the beginning of the war. Most of these families were evacuated to different countries in the European Union or to Western Ukraine.
Despite the great need for evacuations in Kharkiv, in early April 2022 we were called by the Mayor of Kramatorsk to join the massive evacuation efforts, following a railway attack that killed hundreds of people.
Based out of Kramatorsk or Slovyansk since then, we have focused our work of the past year on the towns at the very heart of combat, such as Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Bakhmut, Siversk and dozens of other villages which have suffered the most in this war.
Finally, after the liberation of Kherson oblast on November 11th, we decided to expand our operations towards the southern front. We provide the villages along the Dnipro river with the humanitarian aid they desperately need.
We are now active both in the Donetsk and Kherson oblasts, and we are dedicated to evacuating civilians, delivering humanitarian aid, providing medical assistance, animal rescue, family reunification and elderly care.