With Russia’s recent aggression toward Ukraine, a humanitarian crisis is escalating as people leave their homes in search of safety. As of 24th March, 10 million Ukrainians have fled since their homeland fell under attack. Approximately 4 million people have crossed the border to neighbouring countries such as Poland, Hungary, Romania and Moldova, while six million have been displaced within Ukraine. Many are women, children and elderly people leaving loved ones behind, as men of military age join thousands of citizens—men and women—who have stayed to take up arms in defending their country.
As the situation continues, the UNHCR expects up to four million Ukrainians will be displaced, exacerbating the already urgent need for food, emergency services, medical care and refuge.
Your gift today will provide support for food, hygiene items, medicine, generators, blankets, pillows and necessary items for displaced people as well as shelters set up for them.
‘A refugee crisis is an inevitable outcome of tragic conflict, and our response must be both prayer and action,’ said Melissa Lipsett, CEO. ‘Baptist World Aid Australia is responding to this crisis both within and around Ukraine, supporting Christian Partners throughout the region as they care for an influx of people seeking safety. We are also positioned with other Christian Partners at home to advocate for a stronger Australian government response to support refugees displaced from their homeland.’