A Way to Support Ukrainian Refugees, Including Those with 22q Differences and Other Disabilities

As stated in an email to our colleagues, The 22q11.2 Society stands in solidarity with our European colleagues and families, and most importantly the Ukrainian people and those helping displaced persons across Europe.

If you are looking for a way to help Ukrainian refugees, here is an option. 22q11.2 Society advisor, member and basic scientist, Dr. Beata Nowakowska, is housing families, feeding newly arriving refugees at the train station in Warsaw, and working closely with the Polish 22q Association (Stowarzyszenie 22q11 Polska) to support families of children with disabilities, including those affected by chromosome 22q11.2 differences, as well as others arriving daily to Poland. Current estimates suggest that >1.2 million Ukrainians are now in Poland and numbers are expected to continue rising. To support these efforts, Stowarzyszenie 22q11 Polska has created a fundraiser, with a website in Polish, English and Ukrainian (the payment page is in English as well). Please consider making a donation. Every little bit helps. Thank you.