Ukrainian Refugee Response

AMURT and AMURTEL have responded to the Ukrainian refugee crisis with humanitarian aid in the form of basic necessities and psycho-social support.

In Romania, AMURTEL is sharing its expertise in emergency psychology and coordination with the government and NGOs present at the Ukraine border point of Siret. We train local Romanian first responders and volunteers in psychological first aid and self-care. AMURTEL also supports a local civic society logistics operation called Help Ukraine Romania in northern Romania, at the Siret border point, and has established this website for the purpose.




In Moldavia, volunteers fed hundreds of refugees on the border in a consortium of organizations during the early surge of refugees.

In Western Europe, AMURT is supporting Ukrainian refugees with accommodation in Poland, Italy and other countries of their choice.

AMURT US works with AMURT UK to provide cash support for a network of people within Ukraine. Funds are distributed through phone apps to community coordinators, who then provide whatever food and medicine are needed for others in their buildings or immediate neighbourhoods and centres for internally displaced people.

Donations for the Ukraine Crisis can be made here


AMURTEL Romania celebrated their 25th anniversary, having given 25 years of service in Romania from 1995-2020.


AMURTEL Romania 2015 year in pictures (20 years of dedication)
AMURTEL Romania 2014 year in pictures
AMURTEL Romania 2013 year in pictures

Take a look at the photo album of AMURTEL Romania’s 2015 European Volunteer Service project

Download the AMURTEL Romania 2019 annual report

Didi Ananda Devapriya was interviewed recently for the third time on TV6 Romania, on a spiritual talk show called Dialogues Between the Mind and Heart. The interview went into some depth about kaoshikii, kiirtan and the importance of opening the heart with devotion.

Read Didi’s Meditation and Yoga Blog here…


Visit the AMURTEL Romania website and Facebook page for news and photos of the children’s home and other projects such as Fountain of Hope.


Fountain of Hope annual report 2014-15
Fountain of Hope annual report 2013-14
Fountain of Hope annual report 2011-12

Visit the Fountain of Hope Facebook page

Since its inception in 1995, Gradinita Rasarit “Sunrise Kindergarten” in Bucharest has been pioneering inclusive education in Romania, not only integrating special needs children within a the kindergarten setting, but also giving special attention to adapting the program itself to be accessible and welcoming for all. Neohumanist Education celebrates diversity and works to individualize the program to respond to the specific needs of the children.

Gradinita Rasarit 2015 year in pictures

Visit the Gradinita Rasarit website and Facebook page


Read about AMURT (Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team) Romania…

Download the AMURTEL Romania 2019 annual report