When war broke out in Ukraine in February 2022, thousands fled their homes within days. Many arrived on foot across the borders of neighboring Poland, Romania, Moldova, Hungary and Slovakia to escape the violence and destruction. There they were cared for by numerous aid organizations and volunteers who were on hand to set up tent cities, distribute food and organize relief supplies.
Due to the insecure situation, the number of women, children and elderly people increased daily and many refugees stayed close to the border with only the bare essentials. The provisional tent camps quickly became very well equipped tent sites. The Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation made a contribution to this by equipping the tent cities of Habitat for Humanity with patio heaters so that people didn't have to freeze even in the wintry temperatures.