The Ukrainian people are facing a humanitarian crisis and urgently need support. So far Caritas was able to reach more than three million beneficiaries in Ukraine alone. Over the past year, we provided safe-spaces, huamitarian aid, and psychosocial support, social services and more. In response to the acute need for humanitarian aid due to the recent destruction of the Kakhovka dam, Caritas is providing shelter-kits, sleeping bags and urgently needed hygiene items for the affected population.
"This war is a defeat for humanity! It threatens a humanitarian catastrophe of unimaginable proportions. A war that the people of Ukraine did not cause and that no one in the country wished for. The people of Ukraine now urgently need our support. And they need this help quickly!" appeals Michael Landau, President of Caritas Austria and Caritas Europa, urgently.
Elderly people, children and single parents, internally displaced persons and people with disabilities are among the most vulnerable groups who urgently need support from aid organizations. Heavy fighting and shelling continue across several towns and cities in Ukraine, with increasing human cost and humanitarian consequence. Organized in the strong international Caritas network we are currently supporting the emergency aid directly in Ukraine as well as in the neighbouring countries.
Caritas has been working on the ground for almost 30 years. Currently, more then 1,000 Caritas employees support vulnerable groups in Ukraine - in the east of the country as well as in all other parts of the country and in the neighbouring countries. Probably no other Austrian aid organization is as present in Ukraine as Caritas. As a result, some 800,000 people have been reached since the outbreak of the crisis in 2014 and our help is getting through. And it is urgently needed right now!
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).