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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

  • Pope appeal for Ukraine

Pope appeal for Ukraine

  • 20 April 2016
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.
  • War-torn Ukraine needs aid

War-torn Ukraine needs aid

  • 14 April 2016
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 launches Ukraine appeal

Caritas launches Ukraine appeal

  • 17 December 2015
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.

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