UPDATE ON THE CONVOY
***17/18 April 2022***
The Sunflower Convoy is back again! We arrived in the night of 17 to 18 April 2022. This was our second travel to Ukraine with humanitarian aid. Again, it is a joint campaign with the
Chechen Community in Austria - Kulturverein ICHKERIA.
This time around, the controls at the border were difficult and not willing to let us enter Ukraine. For several hours negotiations and discussions were necessary before we could finally pass border control in the night from 15 to 16 April. In addition, it was more stressful as re-entering the country with the Halal food is forbidden in Poland. We could therefore not drive back to spend the night in Poland and to try it again the night day (like we did successfully with the first convoy), at least not without destroying a big amount of the donated food. Surprisingly, the situation turned and we could pass - but it was already in the mid of curfew, i.e. it was forbidden to be on the street except for crucial infrastructure.
Thanks to the Crimean Tartaran Community, we were safely escorted from the border to the city Lviv as they provided us with volunteers and documents to pass all military checkpoints and police controls. We brought the donations to the warehouse of the Crimean Tartaran Community on Saturday around noon. It was very much appreciated by our brothers and sisters.
We thank all people who supported the second convoy!
Special thanks to Maksym from Social Movement (Ukraine) who met with us in Lviv.
Long live international solidarity!
16. April 2022 (#3)
16. April 2022 (#2)
16. April 2022 (#1)
15. April 2022 (#2)
15. April 2022 (#1)
14. April 2022
Second Convoy is in preparation
***14 April 2022***
The Sunflower Convoy is preparing for a second drive to Ukraine! Already during the first time in Lviv, we received a request for another humanitarian transport by the Crimea Tartaran Community in Ukraine. Due to the war in Ukraine and the racist policy of Poland, it is not possible for the Muslim people in Ukraine to have access to Halal food. Always supporting oppressed and discriminated people, we immediately decided to help again and started preparing another transport to Ukraine.