Traumatized residents of the besieged city of Irpin flee during a narrow window of opportunity, taking the most vulnerable people with them in whatever way possible -- in shopping carts and wheelbarrows, and on the backs of friends and relatives. One man breaks down as he describes how two weeks ago, children were playing in the nearby park. In the midst of the chaos, someone hands a flower to a journalist in honor of International Women's Day. The courage, hope, and kindness of these fleeing civilians and the soldiers, police, volunteers, and journalists helping them is beyond remarkable. Trust me. We will survive, said one woman. Protect yourself and take care of yourself.

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