The ongoing crisis in Ukraine continues to have the potential to be a turning point in international relations both in Eastern Europe and across the globe. Although a second ceasefire was agreed in February, this has been cast into doubt in recent weeks by continuing issues concerning the political future of rebel-held areas.
This April, Cambridge Scholars Publishing will be supporting the Ukraine Emergency Appeal run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – an international charity providing humanitarian aid and relief to people affected by conflict and armed violence, and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. The ICRC works in affected areas across the globe, and, in addition to Ukraine, is currently running key operations in countries including the Central African Republic, Iraq, Israel, Nigeria, South Sudan and Syria.
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Donetsk region, Sloviansk, Semenovka.
Barchinai, who comes from Uzbekistan, was able to repair the roof and windows of her house with material provided by the ICRC. This allowed Barchinai, her three children and her husband to come back to their home after spending months in Kherson, near the Black Sea.
Semenovka was badly shelled and suffered air bombing during the period of May-July 2014. The zone of the hospital was severely shelled - 13 out of 15 hospital buildings were destroyed - and about 300 private houses were destroyed. In Semenovka and other area of Sloviansk, the ICRC provided material to repair damaged houses and buildings in December 2014. The ICRC also distributed food parcels to the people of Semenovka.
We hope that you will join us in showing your support for this important cause. We are offering our readers a 50% discount on 3 of our best-selling related titles, and donating the proceeds to the vital work of the ICRC.
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To learn more about the work of the charity ICRC, please click here.