The world is witnessing a vast humanitarian crisis unfold. As military activities escalate in Ukraine, hundreds of thousands of people are on the move, desperately trying to flee to safety. Innocent civilians are being killed, families and lives are being torn apart.
Nearly 10 million people have already fled Ukraine to other countries – that’s almost a quarter of Ukraine’s entire population. An additional 6.5 million people are now estimated to be displaced within Ukraine. Many are unable to leave because of damage to infrastructure, lack of resources, and the increased security risk.
ShelterBox is responding to the Ukraine crisis. Our team is working in Moldova and coordinating with partners in Poland as we work to get aid into Ukraine. As this crisis rages on, please know that you can help.
Your donation will help provide lifesaving aid for families affected by the Ukraine crisis or other conflicts and disasters around the world.
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YOUR GIFT WILL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO PEOPLE WHO'VE LOST EVERYTHING
HOW WILL MY DONATION HELP PEOPLE IN UKRAINE?
ShelterBox will be working with partners to support people in Ukraine and those who have fled to a neighbouring country like Moldova.
Your donations will enable us to work on three projects:
1. Working with our partner, People in Need, we’re sending mattresses to people living in ‘collective centres’ like schools and sports centres in Lviv, Ukraine. This will offer people somewhere to sleep and keep warm at night.
2. We’re preparing shelter kits with tools and rope, high thermal blankets, hygiene kits, solar lights and water carriers to help people survive in buildings damaged by the conflict.
3. We’ll be supporting refugees in neighbouring countrieswith high priority items they can carry with them, like hygiene items and cash. Our teams are working with government representatives, Rotary and other humanitarian organisations in Moldova to draw up our plans.
As on the conflict continues, we expect the needs of people reaching the borders to increase. Resources of some countries are becoming overstretched as more and more people seek safety and refuge.
We are looking at which countries require most support for their humanitarian response and we will try to focus our attention and resource in those places.