Ukraine Crisis Response

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The Time to Help Ukraine’s Children and Families is Now

Last Update:2022/04/14
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The situation in Ukraine is increasingly intensifying due to armed conflict. Besides civilian casualties, people in Ukraine have also been forced to take shelter in bunkers or even flee the country. More than 7.5 million children living in Ukraine are at grave risk from the sudden escalation in the conflict, and 2.1 million of them are aged under five.

According to the United Nations, since the beginning of the conflict, more than 4.5 million people in Ukraine have already fled to neighbouring countries such as Romania, Poland and Moldova, about 90 percent of whom are women and children. Within Ukraine, over 7 million people are forced to flee their homes and are displaced within the country. They are in great need of emergency assistance.

We know that life can change in an instant and that conflict causes immediate and long-lasting physical, emotional, and mental harms to children, families, and communities. When fleeing, children and family members can even be separated in the process, increasing their vulnerability and risks of violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation.

As Ukraine is one of the world’s major food exporters, while oil and gas supply pipelines run through the country to reach other parts of Europe, the crisis may lead to increased food and fuel prices, which will aggravate the existing food and economic crises, and impact other countries.

After conflict broke out, many families packed their bags and took their children with them to neighbouring countries for refuge.

Children are often the most vulnerable in a conflict, and World Vision staff is committed to making sure that they are well taken care of and protected.

Fleeing from conflict takes a toll on children’s psychosocial wellbeing. Besides emergency supplies, they also need psychosocial care.

17-year-old Mischa says that he hopes to be able to return home one day and see his relatives again.


Our work


World Vision is conducting a multi-country response operation to respond to the needs within Ukraine, as well as to support refugees in Romania, Moldova, Georgia and populations feeling the impacts of the crisis in Eastern Europe.

World Vision is working with partners to conduct cross-border deliveries of much-needed food and supplies to hospitals and local organisations within Ukraine, which are supporting displaced children and their families.

In Romania, we are providing Ukrainian refugees with food, hygiene kits, baby supplies and shelter support. We are also providing safe spaces for children to play, so they can feel protected and supported.

Also, as children have gone through the experience of fleeing and being separated from loved ones, we will be providing psychosocial support for them, in addition to building on our significant local expertise in Romania to support their education. Furthermore, we are working with local NGO partners to coordinate refugee hosting.

In Moldova, we are providing food and essential support to refugees. And in Georgia, the local team is providing psychosocial and education support to Ukrainian children stranded in the country, and has also provided cash vouchers to meet the basic needs of those affected.

You too can provide practical help for children and families in need with your donations:

  • HK$500 can provide an educational activity pack to 10 displaced children, which contains coloured pencils, colouring books, stationery, balloons and skipping ropes, etc., so children can still participate in activities that will keep them mentally and physically healthy

  • HK$1,000 can provide hygiene kits for 4 refugee families, which contain toothbrushes, toilet paper, soap and towels, etc., so the families can maintain personal hygiene and good health

  • HK$1,500 can help a displaced person in Ukraine buy essentials for a month

Please act now to help the children and families of Ukraine at this difficult time.

World Vision Romania staff members are providing assistance at the border for families who have arrived from Ukraine.

World Vision collaborates with partners to deliver supplies to Ukraine, supporting children and families seeking refuge in a local hospital.

World Vision staff members pack food and other supplies to give out to refugees in need at the border.

World Vision Georgia organises psychosocial support activities to support Ukrainian children and families who are stranded and unable to return home.

World Vision has set up a child play space in Romania, allowing children to express themselves through crafts and games.


  1. Hong Kong
    Please prepare a crossed cheque payable to “World Vision Hong Kong” together with your personal details and mail it to us at World Vision Hong Kong, Freepost No. 69. Please mark “Ukraine Crisis Response” on the envelope.

    Macau
    Please prepare a crossed cheque payable to “World Vision of Macau Association” together with your personal details and mail it to us at World Vision of Macau Association, P.O. Box 530, Macau. Please mark “Ukraine Crisis Response” on the envelope.

  2. Bank Account (Hong Kong):
    Hang Seng Bank: 286-364385-003
    Bank of China: 012-883-0-002502-5

    Bank Account (Macau):
    Bank of China (HKD): 00181611200056596
    Bank of China (MOP): 00181601200043467

    You may also use online bank transfer or scan the Faster Payment System (FPS) QR code (image below) with any supporting mobile banking app to donate. If you need a donation receipt, please mail us the bank-in slip or send the screen capture of the confirmation page (recipient: World Vision Hong Kong) to [email protected], together with your name, phone number and postal address.

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  3. Applicable for Hong Kong only.

  4. Remarks: Unused donations from this appeal will be allocated for other World Vision relief work.