Ukraine Friends, through its Communities of Hope Program is the cornerstone in supporting Ukraine's recovery and restoration.
The conflict in Ukraine has displaced millions of people and caused widespread damage to infrastructure, businesses and housing. The Ukraine Friends Communities of Hope Program will focus on developing and designing an inclusive, diverse and resilient community.
A plan for the critical restoration
Thousands of innocent Ukrainians have been killed, more than 8 million people have been displaced and many Ukrainian towns and cities have been left in ruins. Over 6.5 million Ukrainians have fled to neighboring countries such as Poland and Moldova, most of whom have lost everything and are in desperate need of humanitarian aid. As one of the main host countries for these displaced Ukrainians, Moldova has taken far more refugees than its small size allows for. Our goal is to build an affordable and sustainable community to house these refugees. We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to call home and we are committed to providing Ukrainian refugees the resources they need to rebuild their lives.
“Many innocent citizens including children have been killed. Far too many people have been wounded. And thousands of people have been profoundly traumatized by the extraordinary violence around them. We must protect and help the people of Ukraine. Now. They need substantial aid to both cope with the war and the eventual reconstruction.”
The Ukraine Friends plan is designed to be a model for sustainability and resilience, with the homes and infrastructure composed of single building materials utilizing innovative 3D printing/building technology. 3D printed homes are more sustainable than traditional homes and can be built faster and cheaper, making them the perfect solution for our construction efforts. Besides homes, these communities will have facilities/amenities commonly found in a typical society, including:
— Medical offices
The plan forward
Ukraine Friends is looking to develop a next generation housing and infrastructure plan with a team of world- renowned designers, engineers and builders. We believe that this project has the potential to not only rebuild Ukraine, but also serve as a model for other countries facing similar challenges now and in the future.
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