Since February 24 the intense conflict in Ukraine has spread, forcing many people to seek safety further inland and in neighbouring countries. UNHCR reports that 6.7 million people from Ukraine are registered in Europe and 3.8 million have temporary protection in Europe. Internally displaced Ukrainians need humanitarian assistance.
The people need food, water, shelter, medical care, education and safety every day.
Please make a donation today.
Update on Ukraine: a report and stories from refugees in Poland.
Voices from Ukrainian refugees.
Church leaders from our partner churches in Aotearoa New Zealand are calling people to pray for the people and for peace.
“We follow the One who as a vulnerable child had to flee as a refugee in the face of tyranny. None of us can be unmoved by the scenes of devastation and suffering in Ukraine.
Christian World Service is our means as Anglican Christians to offer tangible support directly to partners in Ukraine. We strongly encourage you to give what you can and to pray unceasingly.” Archbishop Don and Archbishop Philip
Churches respond to refugees.
Join the Friday Fast for Ukraine during Lent.
We are supporting the work of ACT Alliance in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. ACT Alliance is asking for support for work in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Members are also working in Moldova and Russia. ACT members are distributing food, water, hygiene supplies and blankets as well as cups of tea and psychosocial support for people approaching the borders and new arrivals. Members are running information and resettlement hubs, overnight shelters, and recreational facilities for children. Some cash support and health treatment is available.
More support is needed for people escaping the deadly violence of war. ACT Alliance is appealing for NZ$32 million