The war on Ukraine has led to the largest refugee crisis of the millennium. Millions of women, children, and elderly have fled to neighbouring nations, where governments and charitable organizations are struggling to keep refugees sheltered, nourished, and healthy. Millions more were unable to get out and face similar challenges.
Whether living in cramped refugee camps, or staying inside to avoid danger, Ukrainians are spending a large proportion of their day indoors. Deprivation of sunlight is just one of the factors that can compromise wellbeing.
Lack of exposure to sunlight over an extended period of time can have damaging effects on health. Supplementing with D3 is strongly recommended when circumstances limit epidermal exposure for creation of the “Sunshine Vitamin.”
Vitamin D3 is crucial for immune-system performance. There is a direct correlation between vitamin D3 deficiency and susceptibility to illness and infection. Cramped living conditions increase the risk of disease transmission, which leaves adults and children with additional health concerns. Deficiency can also threaten development of bones and teeth, especially in children, and have detrimental impacts on mood at all ages.
Routine screening of refugees upon arrival in Canada revealed “lower-than-desirable vitamin D levels”.1
For more information visit our Vitamin D page.
Note: Bottle labels being shipped have been translated into Ukrainian to ensure dosing and usage directions are followed.
Established, Trusted Networks in Place
Your donation will be distributed via a dedicated nonprofit organization located in Montréal, and an international shipping company having established trucking routes within Europe, and specifically Ukraine, ensuring aid is delivered where it is needed.
This collaboration creates a boots-on-the-ground distribution network, providing aid to displaced children, mothers and the elderly, and to remaining residents in major cities of war-torn Ukraine.