Ask Google to make a Mariupol doodle

Google is one of the most powerful media platforms in the world. Hundreds of millions of people see the artistic "doodles" that replace the Google logo on a daily basis. While doodles are usually created to celebrate an event or to honor a significant person, they have the capacity to capture the world’s attention to the ongoing tragedy that is taking place in Mariupol, Ukraine. Let’s call on Google to help spread the word about Mariupol and save the Ukrainian land.

What has happened in Mariupol

  • Mariupol has turned into hell on Earth since early March when the Russian invaders moved in. Before the invasion, approximately 400,000 Ukrainians called Mariupol home.

  • Russia has flattened the city. Russian forces barraged the city with bombs. It lost power, cell phone service, and reliable access to food and water. Russian airstrikes destroyed a large portion of the city’s residential areas, a maternity ward, a shopping center, and a theater where hundreds were seeking refuge.

  • The Russian army has killed more than 25,000 civilians. The number of casualties in Mariupol can be described as nothing less than a genocide of Ukrainians.

  • 33, 000 people were forcibly deported to Russia. Russians carry out illegal arrests. Detainees are tortured and executed for any manifestation of a pro-Ukrainian position. Some of the townspeople end up in filtration camps. Now there are about 10,000 people there.

  • 150 – 170,000 people are still trapped in Mariupol. They are in fatal danger due to a lack of water supply and sanitation in the city. Cholera, dysentery, and Escherichia coli may soon kill 10,000 more people by the end of 2022.

Russia is hiding evidence of war crimes

Several mass graves have been identified on satellite imagery, adding to the mounting evidence of Russia’s war crimes against Ukrainian civilians. Russians are using mobile crematoria to burn the bodies of tortured and killed civilians to hide the outcome of their barbaric deeds.