“ Far too many lives have been lost in this conflict, and we join Pope Francis’ call to protect human rights, grant safe passage for all those trying to flee the violence, and for urgent humanitarian aid to reach those who desperately need it. ”

— Sean Callahan, President & CEO


In Ukraine, more than 8 million people are fleeing for their lives to neighboring countries—leaving behind homes, jobs and everything familiar.

There is great risk of additional suffering both within Ukraine and for those who are fleeing to neighboring countries for safety. CRS and Caritas partners on the ground need immediate support to meet both ongoing needs as the situation intensifies.

Years of conflict along the eastern border had already displaced over a million people from their homes and claimed 14,000 lives and now 2.3 million people have fled Ukraine. Almost ninety percent of the refugees are women and children. Throughout this time, Caritas Ukraine, with support from CRS, has been providing emergency relief and recovery—and now help is needed more than ever.

The situation there is rapidly unfolding, and we could not do this work without your support.   Here are 2 ways you can make a difference in the lives of Ukrainian refugees:

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