Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Response

Caring for the Most Vulnerable of God’s People

Millions of people have been forced to leave their homes due to the crisis in Ukraine. Most carry very little and many have no plans other than to flee to safety.
Photo by Jana Čavojská for Integra (Slovakia)

Download a printable flyer about the Ukraine crisis response

The Church of the Brethren is responding to the world’s fastest human displacement crisis since World War II, as millions of Ukrainians flee their homes to find safety within the country, or across the border to neighboring countries as refugees. The response, both immediate and long-term, is providing:

Igor Gusev traveled from the Donbas region (Ukraine) to the L’Arche community in Poznan, Poland where he found new friends and support. Photo courtesy of L’Arche International.
  • Food & Shelter
  • Hygiene supplies & Medical assistance
  • Training for caregivers of traumatized and injured children
  • Protection from violence and trafficking for women & children
  • Supporting host families of displaced Ukrainian families

As of mid-May 2022, Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) grants of $215,000 are serving vulnerable and underserved populations and countries that have received less attention, enabling targeted grant funds to have a larger impact and be more effective in addressing unmet needs.

  • Partners: Church World Service, International Orthodox Christian Charities, Lutheran World Relief, and Child Life Disaster Response
  • Countries: Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Ukraine

Join in this effort to bring love, hope, and dignity to our Ukrainian sisters and brothers and their hosts.

How to Help

Ukraine conflict: The need is great

  • Over 6 million Ukrainians are refugees in neighboring countries (May 2022).
  • Over 8 million people are displaced inside Ukraine and an estimated 13 million people are stranded and unable to leave.
  • An estimated additional 10.2 million more inside Ukraine are in need of food and livelihood assistance.
  • Families and communities are giving generously to host those who fled their homes, but as the crisis continues they are running out of resources and need assistance.

For additional information, contact Brethren Disaster Ministries at or 800-451-4407.

A forklift purchased by Church World Service has increased capacity at partner Diaconia’s Food Bank in Chișinău, Moldova.
Photo courtesy of CWS.