Ukraine Crisis: How to help and where to donate

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 5:17 pm
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If you would like to help those who have been affected by the Ukraine/Russia crisis, we have compiled a list of current donation appeals below. You can also scroll to the end of the page for specific prayer points.

Financial Support

Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Via Australian Red Cross

Australian Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal is providing emergency relief and longer-term humanitarian support to people and communities affected by this unfolding catastrophe. Australian Red Cross is working with specialist aid workers and local teams to give shelter, medical support, water and sanitation to those who have been displaced. They are also helping people restore contact with family members who have been separated. Donate here.

Baptist World Aid

Baptist World Aid will provide support for food, hygiene items, medicine, generators, blankets, pillows, temporary shelter and other essentials for displaced people. They are empowering Churches across the country to offer fleeing families food, shelter, medical care and providing a place people can shower and wash their clothes, as well as spiritual encouragement in this frightening time. Donate here.

CARE Australia

CARE Australia is working with their local partner in Ukraine, People in Need. People in Need is one of the largest aid organisations in Eastern Europe. They are distributing food, water and hygiene kits. CARE Australia is also working with local partners in neighbouring countries to provide support for families who have fled Ukraine. Most of the people fleeing are women and children. Arriving on foot, carrying children through freezing temperatures. Donate here.

NOVA

Nova is preparing to ship diapers, baby food and other essentials from the US to local hospitals. As well as dry food for children in the orphanage in Donetsk and gas, candles and flashlights to locals where there have been bombings. Donate here.

UNICEF

UNICEF is working around the clock to scale up life-saving programmes for children. Including providing safe water, health care, education and protection. UNICEF is also mobilising teams providing psychosocial care to children traumatised by the crisis. Donate here.

Voices of Children

Voices of Children is a local charity serving the psychological needs of children affected by the war in the country’s east since 2015. Now, Voices of Children is providing assistance to children and families all over Ukraine, even helping with evacuations. Donate here.

World Vision Australia

World Vision Australia has launched an emergency appeal as a refugee crisis looms from the invasion of Ukraine, with children the most at risk. The Australian charity and aid agency said the organisation has been gearing up over recent weeks to deal with a mass displacement of Ukrainians escaping the conflict. The Ukraine Government has estimated that the conflict could force between three and five million people to flee their homes. Donate here.

Support Ukrainian Media

The Kyiv Independent

The Kyiv Independent continues to work from the capital, bringing the world important information about events on the ground. Donate here.

Other national media agencies

Media across the country continue to operate under the most challenging circumstances. This fundraiser is aimed at helping media relocate, set-up back offices and continue their operations from neighbouring countries. Donate here.

Spiritual Support


Earlier this week Eternity News published an informative and faith-filled article in which they spoke to Anatoliy Raychynets the Deputy General Secretary of Ukraine’s Bible Society. Anatoliy shared these specific prayer points, asking us, his brothers and sisters in Christ around the globe to stand with him in prayer. Because we know, when we pray together, we’re even stronger.

Matthew 18:19-20 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.“

Prayer Points

  1. Pray that God will give wisdom to those people who are key people and diplomats. So they are able to connect with the hearts of all involved. On both the Russian and Ukrainian side. Enabling the situation to be resolved through diplomacy rather than military action. This is our greatest desire and in our churches, in all prayer gatherings, we pray for this. We pray that a miracle of God would bring release to this very difficult, complicated situation.
  2. For the many people who suffering already, especially in Donetsk and Luhansk. For people who have been evacuated to Russia, they are given food, water and what they need. Pray for those who have lost loved ones in the attacks so far.
  3. Pray for us at the  Ukrainian Bible Society, that our project to share the hope of the gospel will reach them and we will be able to continue the work.
  4. And of course, we need prayer support as Christians, so that, as a church, we will remain a shining light, lighting the darkness in our current situation. That we are brave enough to stay at our work and stay with the people and let the Holy Spirit guide us.

If you’re feeling anxious we encourage to you reach out to your friends and family, your Heavenly Father, or even us. Now is the time to show love, patience, kindness and that starts when we open the conversation with each other. If you’re feeling unsettled have a read of this peace prayer, Sally Hewitt shared on air this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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