Help Ukraine through Episcopal Relief and Development

Episcopal Relief and Development

Help Ukraine through Episcopal Relief and Development

Episcopal Relief & Development supports Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance) as it provides critical assistance to help people affected by violence in Ukraine. Working through ACT member Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) and other local organizations, ACT Alliance provides emergency assistance such as food, shelter, water, and basic supplies to refugees and people displaced within Ukraine.

The UN Refugee Agency estimates that more than two million people have left Ukraine since Russian forces invaded the country, making it the fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War II. Damage to civilian infrastructure has left thousands without electricity or water. Homes have been damaged and destroyed. As a result, people are fleeing to neighboring countries such as Poland, Hungary, and Romania.

Episcopal Relief & Development is also working with The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, the Diocese of Europe, the Anglican Alliance, and United Society Partners in the Gospel as the churches prepare to mobilize on potential immediate and long-term responses to assist Ukrainian refugees in Poland, Romania, Hungary and other parts of Europe.

“Episcopal Relief & Development was founded by The Episcopal Church to help people fleeing violence in World War II,” said Nagulan Nesiah, Senior Program Officer, Disaster Response and Risk Reduction, Episcopal Relief & Development. “We remain committed to supporting our partners on the ground as they meet both immediate and long-term needs created by this crisis.”

Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Ukraine Crisis Response Fund will help the organization and its partners continue to assist people displaced by the crisis in Ukraine.