Victoria is a Belarussian activist and cultural manager. When the war started, Vika actively helped Ukraine in Georgia, but she had a breakdown and ended up in a psychiatric clinic with an anxiety disorder.
Volunteer Anton Stashevsky has helped a huge number of people, now it's time for us to help him. Anton has two young children in his family. Funds are needed to cover the family's basic needs, help collect donations, medications and other necessities.
In August 2020, after the rigged elections and violent dispersals of protesters, I could not silently watch what was happening, went out to protest marches, participated in various performances and actions.
Being in Belarus, we can′t give much information about ourselves, but we believe that people understand what is happening to us. At the moment my punishment was changed to ”chemo” at home, but my wife and I are hanging on, because we were convicted together. My punishment was changed because I became disabled of the second group.
Like many Belarusians, I have been repeatedly detained, lost my job, gone through searches, and so on in circles. I am anxious to leave and continue to fight, but in a safe place, as the repression is intensifying and it is not safe for me to stay in Belarus. I know that I will be useful in freedom and I will be very grateful to anyone who can help me.
My name is Artem Novikov and I happen to be one of those who were forced to flee their country due to political persecution. I fought for my right to dissent from what was and is happening in the country. Now my family and I are forced to seek support to legalize our presence in an EU country.
Catherine Maretskaya is a medical protest activist and volunteer. Because of the hidden mobilization, she was forced to leave the country, as she has military duty in her medical specialty. She needs financial help to rent a house in Poland.
Due to repression, our daughter was born prematurely, weighing only 1800 grams, and now has features of psychophysical development. The diagnoses of cerebral palsy and brain damage are in question. In order to find out exactly what the problem is, you need an urgent MRI of the brain in the hospital under anesthesia.
I worked as a teacher and did not hide my civic position, because of which I was subjected to political pressure and had to leave Belarus urgently. Now I need help to settle down in another country.