After more than six years of conflict in eastern Ukraine, 3.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance – 60 percent of them are women and children. Approximately 1.6 million people have been forced from their homes and tens of thousands of civilians have been killed or wounded.
After the Russian attack on Ukraine in February 2022, crowds of refugees started to move from the east of Ukraine to the west, escaping the invasion and the bloodshed but without a place to go for shelter.
Word of Life has long-standing relationships with Ukraine since the 1990s. Our 80+ Ukrainian Word of Life churches are now mobilizing a massive support to reach out and help the refugees. They are moving fast and coordinated, having worked with refugee relief in the occupied areas of Ukraine since 2014. We are now preparing refugee shelters and humanitarian support in five cities in Ukraine: Kyiv, Lviv, Dobropillia, Pavlograd, and Khmelnytskyi. There we are distributing food, clothes, medical help and God’s love, to all who had to leave everything behind and run for their lives.
You can be a part of helping them!
1. Pray that the light of Jesus will pierce through the darkness of this horrible tragedy.
2. Support the refugee centers financially
• $50 can provide 10 warm, cozy blankets to families affected by conflict
• $100 helps supply a month’s worth of nutritious food to a family in crisis
• $175 can provide five families with emergency shelter materials
3. An Exit Fund
At the moment several nations in Europe are mobilizing to receive refugees from Ukraine. We have churches in several of them that are ready and willing to help with accomodation and more that is needed. Refugees will probably start coming to Sweden soon as well. In any case, we want to be prepared for this and for when people arrive as refugees from Ukraine. When this happens, we want to take them first to Poland, where they can be directly connected to our local churches. There, they will be welcomed and loved.
Estimated costs for this are still unclear and can be high if the war is prolonged. Any funds given for this purpose will be held in the Fund and used directly for this purpose when the borders open up.
When you give, you’re helping these people to survive in one of the most hostile environments in the world right now.
Thank you so much for your willingness to help!
You can donate online here!
Choose "Ukraine" as your cause.
If you donate through bank transfer:
Account name: Livets Ord
Address: Axel Johanssonsgata 3, 75450 Uppsala, Sweden
Account no (IBAN): SE66 6000 0000 0003 5640 6938
Branch: Dragarbrunnsgatan 40, 751 03 Uppsala