As millions of Ukrainians flee their war-torn country, relief agencies and Christians from all over are responding to Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II. They’re also helping Ukrainians displaced in their own country or facing dire need in their hometowns.
With an outpouring of humanitarian aid flowing into the region, we know Christians are looking for Christ-centered ways to help. Among many groups offering assistance in Eastern Europe, here are a few to consider supporting:
As millions of Ukrainians flee their war-torn country, relief agencies and Christians from all over are responding to Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II.
- United for the Gospel, Europe: Tim Savage is TGC’s regional coordinator for Europe, working with a network of Reformed churches across the continent. More than 20 countries in Europe have connections to TGC, including many churches near the border of Ukraine. Savage reports that this network is actively working to help a local church in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland, with its Ukrainian refugee outreach. They’re also helping a pastor in Slovakia set up a refugee ministry at a Christian conference center that can accommodate 100 people. Savage is vetting projects in Moldova and Romania, and he’s making future plans to offer relief to pastors working long hours along the Polish border. “We’re prioritizing churches and pastors we know,” Savage says. “It’s not on a massive scale, but it’s very personal, very pastoral, and very church-oriented.”
- SEND Relief: As a ministry of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, SEND Relief is working with Baptist churches and groups in Ukraine, Poland, and 10 other surrounding nations to offer food, shelter, transportation, hygiene kits, and other relief to Ukrainian refugees.
- Mission to the World: The mission agency of the Presbyterian Church in America has a Lviv-based team staying in Ukraine to assist refugees fleeing to the western part of the country, and they’re also working with communities across the border.
- Samaritan’s Purse: The U.S.-based Christian aid agency is operating an emergency field hospital on the outskirts of Lviv in Western Ukraine. The group is also running a mobile medical unit at a refugee site in neighboring Moldova.
- TGC’s Ukraine project: Recognizing that war-weary citizens also need gospel-centered resources for their hearts and minds, TGC is working to build a website dedicated to relevant articles, essays, commentaries, and multimedia content translated into Ukrainian and Russian. TGC also plans to produce original content in Ukrainian and Russian aimed at the needs of church leaders and those they serve.
Please join us in praying for God’s mercy on Eastern Europe and for an end to war in Ukraine. Pray the Lord will draw near to those who are suffering, and that many will cling to the gospel hope that Christ reigns and that he hears the cries of the vulnerable.