Two Missionaries of Charity nuns from India who are looking after the homeless in Kyiv, the capital of the war-hit Ukraine, are facing food shortage as they are unable to get provisions, said a doctor associated with the nuns.
Sisters Rosela Nuthangi and Ann Frida from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram are serving 37 homeless Ukrainians and an Indian student with three nuns from other countries in a temporary shelter, said Doctor Jenson Johnson Fernandez, an Indian serving with the MC sisters in Kyiv.
Sister Nuthangi, who is 65, hails from Sihphir village, about 15 km north of the Mizoram capital of Aizawl, while Sister Frida, 48, is a native of Electric Veng, a suburb of the city.
The doctor quoted the Teresa nuns as saying that the difficulties will not deter their commitment to serve the homeless. The sisters are determined to continue their work in Ukraine, he told Matters India March 24.
Fernandes also said the nuns are not afraid of the war and they are busy serving the people, some of them war victims. “They are not interested in speaking to media at this point of time,” he said after consulting the nuns’ Polish superior.
Doctor Fernandes has been serving the Mother Teresa home as a volunteer for the past few years after completing his master’s degree in cardiology in Ukraine. He is unmarried and serves as a full time volunteer with the MC nuns in Ukraine.
The sisters, he added, are fine and have food that they hoarded before the war started.
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