Volunteers and staff from Moldova Red Cross have stepped up and helped thousands of people coming from Ukraine since the escalation of the conflict last year. But they have also helped families like Artur and Vika’s, who are from Moldova but who are also struggling on the brink of survival.
Among them is Natalia, the head of Basarabeasca branch, who has become almost part of the family for many in this town.
“We often call her Aunt Natasha,” Artur says. “Aunt Natasha helps us with food, shampoo, soap… A lot.”
“All that I have,” adds Natalia (People named Natalia are often also referred to as Natasha in many eastern and central European countries).
“I am grateful to her as to a Mother,” Artur continues.