Crisis Response: War in the Ukraine
As of March 19, 2022 | 4:45 p.m.
As attacks continue throughout Ukraine, displacing many in and outside of the country, Convoy of Hope continues providing emergency relief to survivors in eight different countries throughout Europe.
Since the war began on February 24, food and other groceries have been in short supply. One of the first needs Convoy meets during a crisis is that of basic necessities like food and water. A global network of partners makes it possible for Convoy to provide refugees and internally displaced Ukrainians with emergency relief, despite shortages in Europe. In the past few weeks, Convoy of Hope has used air freight, boats, cargo vans, and other means of transportation to ensure basic needs are met.
When a crisis leads to mass displacement, shelter quickly becomes a concern, as well. Convoy is facilitating shelter for Ukrainians in need of a safe place to stay. Supplies like sleeping mats, bedding, blankets, and tents meet immediate needs, while partners in countries like Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine make it possible for those fleeing the war to stay in churches and other facilities turned into shelters. Convoy of Hope also provides resources for transportation from border crossings to safe locations.
Many Ukrainians have found themselves in need of light and electricity, which provide peace of mind, safer conditions, and a source of hope. Convoy’s team members in Europe are providing emergency lighting and generators for those who would otherwise be without.
Convoy of Hope continues providing clothes, shoes, socks, hygiene items (particularly for women and children, who make up the majority of refugees), medical supplies, and other items to care for those in need and keep them hopeful.
Thank you for supporting Convoy as this response continues.