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One BICster’s Humanitarian Journey

By BIC CCNY Posted on 04/05/2022 18:00

Cece Mengel BIC '20 felt the pull from her native Denmark and decided to volunteer at the Polish/Ukrainian border with food and clothes


The invasion of Ukraine and the brutalization of its people has been so shocking that it’s hard for us here — from thousands of miles away — to process. For Cece Mengel, BIC Class of 2020, the war feels less abstract. She felt the pull from her native Denmark and decided to volunteer at the Polish/Ukrainian border with food and clothes. Her group also helped bring refugees to Denmark. It was such a unique and emotional experience, that she keeps returning. It’s unavoidable to feel disheartened and powerless, but these photos also bear witness to the humanitarian impulses of others.  
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As Cece said, “the Ukranian's courage is unbelievable. It has been very inspiring to witness.” If you can’t get to the front, she suggests donating to organizations that work directly with Ukraine.” To follow her journey, see updates on her Instagram account (@ceciliemengel).

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