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The greatest need in Ukraine right now? Food.

Blog Team
Mar 19, 2022

Yaraslav has dedicated his life to helping others. He works as our partner’s Humanitarian Aid Director in Ukraine and has helped deliver 140 shipping containers of aid to the war-torn Donetsk and Luhansk territories since 2014.

But on the morning of Feb. 24, Yaraslav found his own city under attack.

Russian missiles were just beginning to target the nearby capital city of Kyiv, and the early morning sky was already full of booming explosions and sirens. Russian troops were invading by air, land, and sea. Yaraslav knew he had to get his family out of Ukraine.

Yaraslav’s family is now safe … but other displaced men, women, and children are still running for their lives. They desperately need your help to survive.

Most men are required to stay behind and fight in Ukraine, but since Yaraslav is an adoptive father, he was able to flee with his wife and seven children to Poland.

Now, he is continuing to help people in need … just from the other side of the border.

“I’m committed to serving God whether I’m in Poland or Ukraine,” Yaraslav said.

When a small World Help team visit Poland and met Yaraslav, he said the biggest need right now is food. Russian troops are cutting off supply routes, so food is becoming scarce.

In fact, he spoke with one grandmother who was alone for five days without access to food or clean water before our partners were able to reach her.

When asked if he was worried that people would starve in Ukraine, he said he hopes it doesn’t come to that, but if there’s no solution to the lack of food, it could happen. That’s why he’s asking people to please respond now before the supply lines are completely cut off.

You can be one of those people to respond for just $35.

Your $35 gift will provide a week’s worth of food and other essentials for a refugee from Ukraine or another high-conflict area.

You may not be on the ground in the middle of this war, but you can still help.

Please give as generously as you can to help save lives and share God’s love with refugees in need.

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