This year’s Vision Night speaker, Sergei Golovin, comes from the country of Ukraine, where there is continued turmoil. GNPI has an office and a staff of five in Simferopol (which is south of Mariupol on the map below).
This regional office was in Ukraine, which is now occupied by Russia. For security reasons, GNPI’s regional director has relocated to Kiev. Last year, GNPI carried out a NOMaD training in the city of Donetsk, where fighting is still occurring. See one of the GNPI NOMaD video productions here:
Ukraine: the human cost
- Some 5.2 million people live in conflict-affected areas, and 1.4 million are considered “highly vulnerable and in need of assistance”
- More than a million people have fled their homes with 633,523 living as displaced persons within Ukraine and 593,622 living outside Ukraine, mostly in Russia
- More than 4,800 people have been killed in the fighting, and at least 10,322 have been injured, including at least 102 children
Source: UN report of 9 January for refugee figures; news reports for casualty estimates
As you read the statistics, see the photo, and view their testimony about how media (in peaceful times) could impact their country. Please pray for peace in this war-torn region of Eastern Europe.