arrow Stories

We stand with Ukraine

2 March 2022

klik hier voor Nederlands

As an international house for movement (physical ánd social), we are highly concerned about the current situation in Ukraine and neighboring regions and the impact on the population in the period to come. We want to express our solidarity and our awareness that the people of Ukraine (and at the border of Ukraine) are in a state of humanitarian emergency. We also express our solidarity and support with those in Russia who are standing against the war and the actions of Vladimir Putin. 

We want to take action. We need to take action. It will also require long term care and attention from all of us. 

Concretely this means that all the revenue from our bar this Thursday (March 3), Friday (March 4) and Saturday (March 5) at Veem House will be donated to Giro 555*. We also ask our audiences that are visiting us at Veem House this weekend to donate medical items. More info below.

Next to that we’re working together with our partners in the European Life Long Burning network** to see what we can do together – read our call for action. Just like we are (and will) stay in contact with partners in the Netherlands to listen and respond to what is yet to come.

We are a small theater and production house and we know our impact is very limited, but together we hope to take a stand and unite against this brutal violence and violation of freedom of the people of Ukraine.

For people who are visiting us at Veem House this weekend:

  • All revenue from our bar this Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be donated to humanitarian aid for the people of Ukraine (Giro 555).
  • We will have a donation box for medical items present in our foyer. See below for a list of urgently needed items. We ask everyone visiting our activities on Thursday, Friday or Saturday to bring at least one item – if that is within one’s capabilities. The collected goods will be brought to Recyclekid Boutique by us on Monday March 7. They will transport the items to Ukraine. All medical items should be unopened.

List of urgently needed items:

  • Diapers
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Baby nutrition
  • Paracetamol
  • Iodine
  • Wet wipes with alcohol
  • Bactericidal plasters
  • Sterile gauze (5x10m)
  • Sterile cotton wool
  • Sterile gloves
  • Adhesive plasters (band aids) (5x5m)
  • Thermal blankets
  • Antiseptic alcohol
  • Syringe (2 ml)
  • Hemostatic gauze
  • Atraumatic scissors
  • Chlorhexidine
  • Nimesil powder
  • Analgin tablets
  • Nitroglycerin tablets
  • Analgin ampul
  • Difenhydramine-ampula
  • Dicinon-ampula
  • Dexamethason-ampula

*Giro555 helps Ukrainians with shelter, sanitation, clean drinking water, food, medical assistance and psychosocial help.

**A European network for contemporary dance supported by the Creative Europe Programme.