Ukrainians and international partners are increasingly beginning to rebuild what Russia has destroyed. The most significant percentage of charitable and state initiatives, grants and assistance falls on the cities that were occupied by the Russians.
The town of Bucha, from which, after the occupation, there was no living place and half of the population, in order to attract investments in the restoration of infrastructure, launched the Hope for Bucha program. With the help of the city council, the American charitable organization Global Empowerment Mission selected 10 buildings under its responsibility: 7 residential buildings and 3 schools. The organization took on those buildings that do not require huge investments. Thus, the recovery will be faster and Ukrainians will be able to return to their homes sooner.
"For example, we have an apartment building, where 85 people who fled to Poland and Germany will be able to return after reconstruction. We will also renovate three schools (No 3, No 5 and No 6), which will be able to accept up to 6.000 students as early as September this year," Michael Capponi, GEM president.
GEM also helps refugees and internally displaced people evacuate from hot spots, find new housing, and provide humanitarian aid.