Christian Aid

Christian Aid

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

ChristianUkrainians arrive at a Polish train station Aid’s Response


In response to the terrible events in Ukraine we’re working with 3 partner organisations in the ACT Alliance; Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) in Ukraine and Hungary, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Poland, and Swiss Church Aid (HEKS) in Ukraine, Hungary and Romania, to offer assistance to internally displaced peoples and to refugees.

So far, HIA have reached 26,187 people with lifesaving aid, shelter, truckloads of food (345 metric tons), water, sanitation and health support, as well as offering vital information for refugees and internally displaced people.

Through the DEC emergency appeal, Christian Aid has donated £1 million for trauma first aid kits and £1 million for urgently needed medical and pharmaceutical equipment, items and supplies, for Ukraine, through our partner Crown Agents. Our partner is working directly with Ukraine’s Ministry of Health to supply these kits to those caught up in the fighting.

Thank you for your support.


Picture of a woman holding a baby, with her son sitting next to her in a church shelter in UkraineFinding Safety

Natalia, and her two children, Igor, 9, and baby girl Nastia, 2 months, are the first family to stay in a shelter supported by our partner Hungarian Interchurch Aid in Lviv, western Ukraine. Nastia is also the youngest internally displaced person there.


The shelter is in a church building and was established at the very beginning of the war. A priest runs it and says they shelter 150 refugees daily. Some refugees rest for a short time there and some stay longer. Women and children are prioritised so that they don’t need to sleep at overcrowded railway stations.

Wider consequences of the war

The conflict in Ukraine has wider impacts across the world too. The effects of the war on global food production stretch to the families we featured in Christian Aid week resources in Zimbabwe. People already vulnerable to famine through climate change face added pressure due to price increases to seeds and food. But with your support for Christian Aid we join Logo

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David Hart

Church Engagement and Fundraising Officer

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