CLWR continues its appeal to raise funds and rush emergency assistance to the over 7 million refugees who have fled Ukraine and the 8 million people who are internally displaced.
CLWR partners in the ACT Alliance are responding in Ukraine and the region to meet immediate humanitarian needs such as food, shelter, emergency supplies and trauma support.
CLWR's response will also support the vital coordinating work of Lutheran World Federation (LWF). Inside Ukraine and in neighbouring countries, as well as elsewhere in Europe, members of LWF are mobilizing to respond to the crisis by providing humanitarian assistance to those in need and preparing for a long-term response helping refugee populations in locations throughout Europe.
Our local partners, including Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA), have provided the following support to date:
- Delivery of 676 tons of food and non-food items
- Delivery of $9.8 million worth of medical equipment
- Establishment of 2 Refugee Support Points – in Barabás, Hungary and Asztely, Ukraine – to provide links to safe transport and food for refugees.
- Establishment of 2 Child Friendly Spaces in Budapest as hubs for displaced families to access information and basic necessities.
- Establishment of transitional shelters in Hungary and Ukraine
“It is amazing to see that people are here to help, and even just talking to you gives us hope for a better future.” – Yelena, mother of 3, after meeting CLWR partners at the Hungary-Ukraine border
CLWR joins its partners and millions around the world in calling for an immediate end to violence.
We echo the call from ACT Alliance for all parties to respect humanitarian operations and their humanitarian obligations, to protect all human lives and communities threatened by this violence, and to keep borders open, create safe pathways and provide refuge for those fleeing the conflict.
We call on Canadians to pray for peace, and to give generously in support of the appeal.
Paulina with her newborn and two older daughters at a temporary shelter in Hungary. The family was forced to flee while Paulina was 8-months pregnant. She gave birth as soon as they crossed the border into Hungary. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
Hungarian Interchurch Aid personnel hard at work sorting emergency supplies at a Refugee Service Point in Barabás, Hungary. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
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