Help children and families affected by the Ukraine crisis
Your urgent support is needed to care for and protect those made vulnerable by conflict.
The world is reeling from the unjust invasion of Ukraine by Russia. The people of Ukraine now face the prospect of a prolonged period of conflict and suffering, and the whole world is facing a destabilized and dangerous new world order. Tearfund joins the rest of the world in condemning such shocking use of violence against a peaceful democratic nation.
Our thoughts are turning to the Ukrainian people. Already, over 600,000 people have fled violence, tearing families apart as many have been forced to stay behind. Our prayers are with the people of Ukraine as they face the horrors of war in the weeks and months ahead.
Can provide a family with hygiene kits and basic household supplies
Can provide a supply of emergency food and water for one family
Can provide two families with blankets, household items, and emergency food and water supplies
Right now, Tearfund has multiple partners along the Ukrainian borders who are meeting immediate needs providing:
- Emergency food and water
- Medical and trauma care
- Safe shelter
- Hygiene kits and household supplies
In the days ahead
Tearfund partners including members from the Integral Alliance are on the ground assessing the needs of children and families. As Tearfund's crisis response experts better understand how to best meet families' immediate and midterm needs, we will continue to share updates on this rapidly changing emergency.
In addition, we are also committed to the slower, longer work of investing in church resilience across the region to support churches in on-going peacebuilding efforts.
We also give thanks for a generous donor who has offered a $5,000 match for all donations in the month of March. For those of you who have already generously donated and those who do so in the next days and weeks ahead, your gifts are doubled. Your gifts are critical and will be treated as sacred as we respond to the emergency needs along the Ukraine border.
Your gift will help provide food, bedding and temporary accommodation for people who have fled the conflict in Ukraine.
We are aware that the impact of the war in Ukraine will have a wider impact on other countries, causing food prices to rise. In the event that we raise more than is needed to support our partners, your gift will be spent on similar emergency responses and to prevent the impact of disasters on other vulnerable communities.