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The world is witnessing a vast humanitarian crisis unfold. As military activities escalate in Ukraine, millions of people are on the move, desperately trying to flee to safety. Innocent civilians are being killed, families and lives are being torn apart.
Over 14 million people have been forced to leave their homes – that’s more than a quarter of Ukraine’s entire population. Of those displaced, about 8 million people have left the country and over 7 million are displaced internally.
ShelterBox is responding to the Ukraine crisis. We are working with our partner Relief Aid to get aid to people who are surviving in damaged buildings. We are coordinating with trusted partners and other organisations to ensure we help as many people as possible.
Your support will help provide lifesaving aid for families affected by the Ukraine crisis or other conflicts and disasters around the world.
How will my donation help people in Ukraine?
ShelterBox is working with partners to support people in Ukraine and those who have fled to a neighbouring country like Moldova.
We’re working on three projects:
1. Working with our partner, People in Need, we’re providing thousands of mattresses to people living in collective centres like schools and churches in Lviv, Ukraine. This will offer people somewhere to sleep and keep warm at night.
2. Together with ReliefAid, we are distributing 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 countries with 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.
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