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The Salvation Army, an international movement, has a long-standing presence in Ukraine and neighboring countries. Because we are already part of the communities in which we serve, we are on the ground and ready to respond and serve immediately in times of need such as this.

As the Ukrainian conflict moves into another month, The Salvation Army strives to embrace all people and treat them with dignity believing no one should be defined by their challenges or circumstances. In doing so, programs and facilities have pivoted to provide food, clothes, blankets, and emotional and spiritual care to refugees across the countries of Eastern Europe. As of April 6, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports 7.1 million Ukrainians are internally displaced and 4.3 million refugees have fled the country. UNICEF reports 2.5 million of the internally displaced are children.

"Above all, love."

— 1 PETER 4:8

In light of the ongoing crisis, The Salvation Army is providing hope, healing, and comfort to displaced and affected families and individuals. We are serving those impacted and displaced by the ongoing crisis with food, shelter, and spiritual care.

Where it is safe to serve, The Salvation Army officers have pivoted programs to provide food, clothes, blankets, and emotional and spiritual care to those who have been displaced from their homes and are seeking refuge.

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Updates from Ukraine & Neighboring Countries

Updated on April 19, 2022. View archived updates.

Ukraine

While the number of people leaving Ukraine has reduced and many are looking to return home, local Salvation Army centers continue to provide safe places for refugees and displaced persons to find rest and a warm meal. The extended need for support by responders has prompted the implementation of “care for the carers” to ensure officers and volunteers are supported as they continue to serve.

 

Romania

The Salvation Army in Romania is providing referrals, information regarding employment, education for children and supermarket vouchers to refugees. As of April 7th, 3,054 vouchers have been distributed to 1,889 families.

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Moldova

The Salvation Army continues to provide clothing, food, laundry services, and emotional & spiritual care. In addition to community rooms and an outdoor playground, a classroom program has been created for Russian-speaking children to continue their education.

Slovakia

The local team has been working on a plan of action in preparation for accommodation, material needs, and emotional support for incoming refugees. An emergency response team consisting of representatives from Slovakia and Czech Republic has commenced and will meet on a regular basis to assess how to provide the best support in response to the crisis.

Poland

A sign at the train station near the border of Poland reads “You are safe here,” as refugees are welcomed into the country. Together with the regional officers and corps officers in Warsaw, International Emergency Services were able to bring much needed supplies to a Warsaw reception center to support affected individuals and families. Partnerships such as this are proving key to meeting human needs.

 

Russia

The Salvation Army in Russia responds to the needs of displaced people by providing food, hygiene, and other relief items. To date there are over 60,000 displaced people in the southern part of Russia.

 

Slovakia

The local team has been working on a plan of action in preparation for accommodation, material needs, and emotional support for incoming refugees. An emergency response team consisting of representatives from Slovakia and Czech Republic has commenced and will meet on a regular basis to assess how to provide the best support in response to the crisis.

 

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is already home to some 200,000 Ukrainians and therefore anticipates many refugees who will seek support from family and friends in the area. The Salvation Army has available capacity in the existing social services in the Czech Republic and stand ready to provide support.

 

Netherlands

The Salvation Army is providing medical and social service care to Ukrainian refugees being house on a cruise ship in Rotterdam.

 

Georgia

The Salvation Army is providing food parcels, hygiene supplies, clothes, blankets and other assistance in Batumi and Tbilisi.

 

Greece

A recently launched project, The Meeting Point, seeks to assist people who have fled the horrendous conflict and aims to provide practical and essential material needs, assistance and advice in order to provide a pathway for meaningful integration.

 

Switzerland

In Bern, The Salvation Army operates a civil protection facility for 500 people in addition to the existing refugee shelters

 

Hungary

Countless volunteers are providing assistance for more than 500,000 refugees that have crossed the border into Hungary.

 

Lithuania

Lithuania has seen an uptick in Ukrainian families applying for essential items. The Salvation Army in Klaipeda and Vilnius helps with food and hygiene articles, bedding, supermarket vouchers and clothing vouchers for Salvation Army second-hand shop.

 

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General Peddle's Prayer

General Brian Peddle, the spiritual leader of The Salvation Army, is calling on the international Salvation Army family to pray for a diplomatic resolution to the conflict unfolding between Russia and Ukraine.

He said, ‘Our service to the Kingdom of God transcends national identity and crosses international borders without prejudice or discrimination. We have officers serving communities in Russia and Ukraine today, and I ask you to pray for them and for those in mourning as this crisis unfolds. We pray for a diplomatic resolution to this conflict and for peace to return swiftly to avoid further loss of life.’General Peddle acknowledged the strain placed on all Salvation Army officers in each country and thanked them for their service.

He said, ‘We are dismayed by the loss of life and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ as they continue to serve their communities.’