“We have a saying here: ‘When you are full, you cannot understand the people who are hungry,’” Rozvadovska said.
“And how is it possible to make social policy if you don’t know what it’s like to never eat meat?
They don’t feel any safety here [in Ukraine].” Many Ukrainian social workers agree that the problem is not related to an absence of international aid, but rather, to the lack of coordination and co-partnership between the Ukrainian government and foreign donors.
Many new non-governmental organizations (NGOs) appeared during the conflict, but most of them exist solely because international donors offered the funds to create them.
Few foreign humanitarian organizations have been able to register with Russian-backed separatist governments in the East.