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Life during wartime

  • Season: Season 3
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  • Featuring: Sean Collins, Anne Garrels, Orest Holubec, Inna Pashniak, Olesksyi Kurka, & Caroline Brennan

Ukraine's fight unites a global humanitarian response The indiscriminate targeting of civilians as the Russian military prosecutes its illegal war on Ukraine has caused an unprecedented humanitarian crisis: more than a quarter of Ukraine's forty million citizens are displaced. In this episode, using a lens of whole person care, we talk with people reaching out to others in wartime, making connections, and countering the darkness with (in the words of W.H. Auden) "ironic points of light."

The indiscriminate targeting of civilians as the Russian military prosecutes its illegal war on Ukraine has caused an unprecedented humanitarian crisis: more than a quarter of Ukraine's forty million citizens are displaced. 

In this episode, using a lens of whole person care, we talk with people reaching out to others in wartime, making connections, and countering the darkness with (in the words of W.H. Auden) "ironic points of light."

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NGOs PROVIDING UKRAINIAN RELIEF

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Catholic Relief Services

Medical Teams International

Assist-Ukraine

UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

Médecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)

JDC (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee)

Episcopal Relief & Development

BGR (Buddhist Global Relief)

Voices of Children 

Save the Children

International Committee of the Red Cross

CARE(Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere)

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GUESTS

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Inna Pashniak

Digital Marketing Manager

Providence Digital Innovation Group

San Francisco, Calif.

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Oleksyi Kurka (internally displaced)

Communications Manager

British Embassy to Ukraine

Kiev, Ukraine

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Orest Holubec

EVP/Chief Communication and Community Engagement Officer

Providence

Renton, Wash.

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Caroline Brennan

Emergency Communications Director

Catholic Relief Services

Chicago, Ill.

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Anne Garrels

Foreign Correspondent (retired)

NPR News 

Author

Putin Country: A Journey Into the Real Russia (Macmillan, 2016)

Connecticut

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The lullaby heard in this episode is titled "Ой місяцю" (Oh Moon)

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Seán reads an excerpt from W.H. Auden's poem, "September 1, 1939" published in Another Time (Random House, 1940)

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Inna Pashniak
  • Oleksyi Kurka
  • Orest Holubec
  • Caroline Brennan
  • Anne Garrels
  • Seán Collins

KEYWORDS

  • refugees
  • ptsd
  • russia
  • ukraine
  • whole person care
  • war