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Caritas helping war devastated Ukraine
Civil war in Ukraine has led to a humanitarian crisis. At least 1.3 million people have left their homes, five million people are in need of assistance and thousands of people have been killed.
Caritas provides people with food, water, medicine, boilers, support to mothers and children, including trips to summer camps and the creation of child-friendly spaces and trauma counselling.
Caritas mobile teams take essential items to conflict victims on both sides of the border between government and non-government controlled areas in eastern Ukraine.
Caritas would like to increase aid to Ukraine to respond to increasing needs but only one third of the money needed to support programmes this year has been donated.
Caritas Updates from Ukraine
Caritas fears for a humanitarian emergency in eastern Ukraine following an upsurge in fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists.
Pope Francis has asked for a special collection 24 April for humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Since the crisis began, Caritas has helped more than 260,000 people.
Pope Francis has announced that a special collection will be taken up in all Catholic churches in Europe on 24 April for Ukraine. Caritas on the frontline.
Caritas is appealing for support for Ukraine to help people caught in conflict get through the winter. The appeal for Euros 1.5 million will focus on shelter, winterisation, psycho-social support and access to basic health services.
Lives ripped apart by the horrors of war and how Caritas Ukraine is helping families heal the wounds.
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