Ukrainian Grandmother Reunited with Daughter After Fleeing Kyiv

POLAND — Christian charity Mercy Projects is continuing to transport women and children from some of the worst-hit areas of war-torn Ukraine to safety. Here the charity’s volunteer Launa introduces us to grandmother Nina who they were able to rescue from Kyiv and reunite her with her daughter in Western Poland.

LaunaMercy Projects Volunteer:

We’re just a happy family here because we’ve arrived in a Western part of Poland with Nina and she’s come to her daughter Yulia and it was a wonderful reunion. She’s come all the way from Kyiv and I want her to tell her story.


First of all we’d like to thank everyone who supported me leave Kyiv and come here. I left Kyiv because we were being bombed for three days and I was crying, I was so scared. And it’s amazing I’m here from getting through each step to get here.

YuliaNina’s daughter:

She is crying and not believing we are all together in the same place and could hug each other. Thank you so much.


We have many teams working across Ukraine and Poland getting people to safety. So this is just one of our stories. We’ve the hands and feet of Christ.

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About Mercy Projects

Mercy Projects ( is a faith based agency committed to child and family development domestically and internationally. They work with at-risk young people to provide for basic needs as well as better education opportunities. Their focus is on the younger generation, the two million “children at risk” living in the former Soviet Union regions who need assistance to become healthy well adjusted adults. They identify those at risk and design support programs together with church and ministry partners to assist young people in their development. They currently are working in: Ukraine, Kosovo, Russia, Armenia, & our own backyard (Riverside County, CA).

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