Caring for the Most Vulnerable of God’s People
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:
- 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
- Pray for Peace
Pray for safety and for the assistance needed by all those affected by the fighting.
- Give online to the Emergency Disaster Fund/Ukraine Crisis
- Send a check to Emergency Disaster Fund, 1451 Dundee Ave, Elgin, IL 60120, with Ukraine Crisis in the memo line.
- Advocate with elected officials for humanitarian assistance and a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
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 email@example.com or 800-451-4407.