More than 1.5 million Ukrainian refugees have fled the country. Here’s how our partner is helping.

As we enter the 11th day of the Ukraine crisis, our ACT Alliance partners are working around the clock to prepare and send truckloads of relief to support Ukrainian refugees forced to flee. Read the latest on how this humanitarian crisis is unfolding and how you can take action to help right now.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created a humanitarian crisis. Please give what you can today to support families forced from their homes by the conflict. Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images.

More than 1.5 million have now fled Ukraine

The number of Ukrainians fleeing the war to neighbouring countries has reached 1.5 million in 10 days, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on Sunday.

We are seeing a huge upheaval of displaced people and refugees; on a scale like we have not seen in Europe since the Second World War.  The majority of refugees are seeking safety in the neighbouring countries of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and the Republic of Moldova.

These are children, mothers and fathers fleeing terrifying situations that no parent — or child — should ever have to experience. Unless there is an immediate end to the conflict, it’s expected that millions more lives will be uprooted in the coming days.

How are the funds from our emergency appeal helping Ukrainian refugees?

The money we raise together will go towards supporting our partner; a member of the ACT Alliance — Hungarian Interchurch Aid. Staff and volunteers there are working around the clock to prepare supplies and send them to the Ukrainian border.

Our ACT Alliance partners on the ground distributing 28 tonnes of aid to families displaced by the war. Much, much more is needed. Photo: Fekete Dániel, Hungarian Interchurch Aid.

Our ACT Alliance partners have already sent truckloads of relief to support families forced to flee their homes due to the war. The shipments include 28 tons of canned food, flour, sugar, oil, rice, pasta, biscuits, long-life milk, tea and hygiene products which will be distributed at the Beregszász and Uzhhorod reception centres in Eastern Ukraine. 

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Ways you can take action to help Ukrainian refugees

  1. Send financial support through our emergency appeal

Thanks to those who have already donated to help us in our work to help the people of Ukraine.

If you’d still like to donate, you can make a gift to help Ukrainian refugees here.

All gifts made to our emergency appeal will help our partners on the ground provide both the practical and emotional support that those impacted by this crisis so desperately need. 

2. If you are a person of prayer, join us in prayer for those impacted by this conflict

Please pray for: 

  • Safety for the children, women and men who have been forced to flee their homes and country, and for those still in danger in Ukraine. 
  • Ukrainians in Australia and around the world fearing for loved ones back home. 
  • Russian citizens who have bravely declared their opposition to these attacks, and for all those who will bear the cost of a senseless war. 
  • A peaceful resolution to this crisis that prevents further human suffering.  

As we watch on and hear stories of people driving thousands of kilometres across Europe to hand-deliver essential items to people at the border, or of individuals waiting at train stations to welcome Ukrainians into their homes, we are reminded of the strength of our society to stand in solidarity against injustice.

Thank you for standing in solidarity with those uprooted by this crisis, and keep listening on our Instagram, Facebook and website for further information and updates.

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The international humanitarian agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia.

Act for Peace acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

© Copyright 2021, Act for Peace Ltd ABN 86 619 970 188