Humanitarian & Crisis Relief
Making a Difference for Military Children: A Look at the Military Children Six Foundation's Humanitarian & Crisis Relief Initiatives
The Military Children Six Foundation is dedicated to protecting the rights of children affected by military actions, conflicts, and wars. Our Humanitarian Response Team is a global effort to provide aid and relief to those affected by these events, with a particular focus on children. We seek to provide food, shelter, health care, and education to those in need, helping to improve their lives and futures. We are also working to ensure that the rights of all children affected by conflict are protected and that their needs are met.
Our Objective "Seek, Support & Aid."
On June 1, 2022, the Military Children's Six Foundation - Advanced Humanitarian Response Team traveled to Warsaw Poland, and Ukraine to access and respond to the humanitarian crises as a result of this unprovoked war on Ukraine.
We Knew the world wanted to help Ukraine. But organizations delivering humanitarian aid faced major obstacles.
Organizations and individuals wanted to help Ukrainians but what we found out was organizations delivering humanitarian aid faced major obstacles and challenges on the ground. Resources weren't getting to where they were earmarked for. Children and women were being killed, sexually abused, and homeless despite the resources from around the world being poured in. Colonel Adrienne Schaffer, Esq. (Ret. USA), Executive Director of the Military Children's Six Foundation mobilize a Humanitarian Response Team to help organizations that wanted to help, to understand firsthand where supplies were needed and what Community NGOs were really helping.
We didn't want to just throw resources at the problem, says "Colonel Schaffer." We really wanted to identify what are the specific needs of the people, and organizations there on the ground and resource with our allies, donors, and fill those needs.” And, we did. We put boots on the ground, access in real-time problems with delivery channels, and distribution of products, shortages of medical supplies, housing, and a host of other pertinent needs that were not being addressed.
We understood that it’s just incredibly difficult to deliver any kind of response safely when the fighting is as horrendous and constant, for that reason we needed to access, determine, deploy, and be informed where resources were needed the most. Hundreds of thousands of people in Ukraine lack food, water, heat, electricity, medical care, shelter, mental health support, and direction.
We would like to especially Thank Nataliya Yevtukn, Elena KD, Lyubov Gordeeva, and Olga to name a few for their tireless work in putting together a Ukrainian and Polish Network to assist the Military Children's Six Foundation in Warsaw Poland and Ukraine. Those guys rock!