Team4Ukraine (T4U) was created by experts who have been working on various projects in Ukraine since in 2014. T4U’s goals include supporting civil society, professionalizing the non-governmental sector, specialized training of security and health forces aimed at achieving compatibility with operational standards of EU and NATO components, and last but not least, direct humanitarian aid to specific individuals civilians and civilian infrastructure and assistance to specific units of the defenders of Ukraine.
5 pillars of activities:
1. Monitoring and analysis
2. Concrete and direct humanitarian aid to civilians
3. Specific and direct assistance to the defenders of Ukraine
4. Cyber security and information warfare
5. Security cooperation and civil society development
T4U members and collaborators have undertaken a number of monitoring missions, research trips and expeditions with humanitarian aid, as well as practical and theoretical seminars on reform security forces, cyber and information security, tactical training, hybrid methods war and its manifestations and shared their experiences from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Great Britain, Germany and other countries. In addition to the above-mentioned T4U, it supplies the defenders of Ukraine to those in need special equipment and provides pre-hospital health care in shelled areas. Part of the monitoring missions that T4U members have been carrying out practically without interruption since the beginning of the Russian one invasion, is also the collection of evidence for the purposes of war crimes investigations. T4U members who are dedicated monitoring activities, there are specially trained observers and criminologists with experience in international observer missions (OSCE), which coordinate their activities in the field with Ukrainian i by Czech law enforcement authorities. After the all-out Russian attack on 24.2, Team4Ukraine immediately dispatched the first humanitarian convoys help and material for defenders. Humanitarian activities focus primarily on health, logistics, the safety of civilians affected by the war and the distribution of non-food aid. Organization to Ukraine has already received several hundred tons of humanitarian aid and it goes practically continuously.
Another example of direct health-oriented aid is the importation of ambulances and ambulances. We collect financial funds for field ambulances and supplies of medical equipment, which subsequently from the Czech Republic we deliver directly to field hospitals and defender units in the front line, where they are absolutely necessary for everyday help and saving the lives of soldiers and civilians in the combat zone. We have always been since the beginning of the war they transported all the aid directly to the destination themselves to ensure that everything arrived where it was supposed to has, and in the shortest possible time. The last collection was focused on 3-4 Hummer H1 ambulances (HMMWV) with subsequent modification for transport of the wounded. Estimated costs for the acquisition of vehicles, their preparation, purchase of medical equipment and transport to the front line amounts to CZK 4,000,000. Time is decisive and ambulance vehicles must be purchased and delivered to their destination as soon as possible. Ordinary ambulances that we are thanks to they secured the last collection, they are already saving human lives every day. We also supplied, for example, lung ventilators for hospital in Poltava, medical supplies and supplies for a children’s home in Vinica (where we are also organized Christmas for children affected by the war) or equipment for a looted hospital in Kherson.
T4U has established various levels of cooperation with NGOs, police, universities and local communities self-government practically throughout Ukraine with special emphasis on the east (Kharkov region) and southeast (Kherson region) of the country. T4U can respond promptly to the needs of our colleagues. Thanks to a wide range of contacts covering the entire country, we can draw up a qualified opinion, prepare transformation projects and analyses; after mutual agreement with partners we can organize training, seminars or other projects based on specific requirements and local needs and to implement so precise and direct help. Unlike many international humanitarian organizations, which internal directives and security restrictions limit help geographically and by selecting beneficiaries, we can implement our relatively inexpensive projects even in areas such as the joint forces operation zone (formerly zone counter-terrorism operations) that are inaccessible to many other international partners and deliver aid not only to the civilian population, but also to defenders and volunteers on the front line. We can maintain a continuous low-level operation under virtually any circumstances. We expect that the security situation in the region (and potentially in Europe) may deteriorate significantly, and we prepare for crisis scenarios. We stay in the loop by constantly monitoring the situation in terrain, we evaluate risks and organize practical training. Grants and financial contributions naturally they allow us to expand our scope and improve the quality of the association’s operation and the help offered. We thank you for any support that will enable the long-term sustainability of our activities.
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