We are big enough to make an impact while being small and flexible enough to pay attention to the human dimension, from full trucks with aid to a village, to small specific aid for a small NGO or refugee camp.
We can react immediately to the changing circumstances inherent to a country at war.
We are active in the field in Eastern Ukraine.
We cooperate efficiently with other small and large aid organizations like People4People, Help Oekraïne, and the Logistic Cluster of the World Food Program.
LifeLine learnings from the field
Needs are changing continuously, requiring continuous communication with beneficiaries in the field.
Fuel and logistics crisis in Ukraine creates bottlenecks in transport inside Ukraine.
Effective and compliant last-mile delivery requires continuous oversight, management, and communication.
It is not just the material value of our aid that counts. We see that the attention and care that our aid implies is also very important to war-traumatized Ukrainians.
It is easiest and most effective to work with Ukrainian organisations who have direct exposure to those in need. Examples are local Red Cross organizations, civil humanitarian initiatives, small town and village administrations.
Ukrainians are increasingly worried about the answer to the question: “What’s next?”. With autumn and winter approaching, the need for medium to long-term solutions for livelihoods and shelter is becoming urgent.
WE SEND AT LEAST ONE TRUCK WITH HUMANITARIAN AID PER WEEK TO CITIES AND VILLAGES IN UKRAINE
EVERY TRUCK COSTS AROUND €65.000: €3.000 FOR TRANSPORT AND THE REST TO PURCHASE THE GOODS. FOR EVERY EURO OF GOODS PURCHASED WE RECEIVED 3.6 EURO OF IN KIND DONATIONS. PURCHASE ARE DONE AT COST PRICE FROM OUR PARTNERS.
Jeroen has been living and working in Russia since 1994. He is the founder of www.thelighthousegroup.com, a group of companies active in Russian and Ukraine. When the war started, he decided to apply his skills, network, and knowledge of the area to providing humanitarian aid to those most in need, in the affected and hard-to-reach areas in Ukraine. On the 4th of March of 2022, Jeroen called his friends in the Netherlands and brought them together to send the first truck to Mykolaiv. This is how LifeLine Ukraine started its activities on the 4th of March.
Alexander Ryabokon – General Manager LLU UA
Alexander is Ukrainian born and lives in Kyiv with his wife and two small kids. Having substantial experience in brand managing, logistics, B2B sales, export, account managing, joined the LLU team from the beginning of May to assist with everyday operational work and quickly developed himself as a General Manager of the Ukrainian organization of LifeLine Ukraine.
Marius Dekker – Chairman of the foundation LifeLine Ukraine
Marius Dekker is a successfull entrepreneur from Aalsmeer in the Netherlands. At the outbreak of the war he started the foundation Help Oekraïne together with Frank and Wina Vaneman, Frank and Patricia Klaassen, and Eric Smalley. LifeLine Ukraine and Help Oekraïne started to cooperate in August 2022. By December 2022 it was decided to merge foundation LifeLine Ukraine and Foundation Help Oekraïne under the name LifeLine Ukraine.
Sylivia van den Brink – External Relations Director and Treasurer of LifeLine Ukraine
Sylvia van den Brink is responsible for logistics, key relations, donors, communication, and finance. Sylvia lived in four different continents, giving her profound international experience. She has been active with her own Congolese educational non-for-profit organization for the last 15 years.
Veronica is Advisor to the Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine. She is also the founder of the Co-founder of the NGO “Patron Pets Center” that cares for pets that became homeless because of the war. At LifeLine Ukraine Veronica manages the network of our Ukrainian partner organizations. Veronica’s Ukrainian foundation is the corresponding / recipient organization for LifeLine Ukraine,
Timur is a statistician and professional manager. Since the outbreak of the war, Timur dedicated himself to volunteering work. At LifeLine Ukraine plays a crucial role in getting our aid distributed into the hands of those who need it most and to administer and file the compliance materials, acts of receipt, photos and videos, and general activities in Ukraine.