Ukraine Crisis Response




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

Last Update:2022/08/09

The situation in Ukraine remains tense as the war goes on without signs of ending.

According to the United Nations, since the beginning of the conflict, about 6 million people in Ukraine, 90% of them women and children, have already fled to neighbouring countries such as Romania, Poland and Moldova. Within Ukraine, another 6 million people have been forced to flee their homes and are displaced within the country. In total, a third of Ukraine’s pre-war population and two-thirds of its children have now fled their homes because of the war, and 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, increasing their vulnerability and risks of violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation.

According to one of the most recent reports by World Vision, the ongoing war is subjecting children to constant fear and hopelessness, leaving some 1.5 million of them at risk of mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which require timely intervention and support.

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 is leading 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

A while ago, Mike Weickert, an experienced World Vision humanitarian, shared the progress of World Vision’s Ukraine Crisis Response with Hong Kong donors in a webinar.

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.

As of the end of June 2022, thanks to the support of donors, we have already reached 153,910 people, including 59,571 children, in Ukraine and its neighbouring countries. Our works include:

  • 309.04 metric tons of food assistance distributed, reaching 96,649 people
  • 10,670 people reached with cash and voucher
  • 12,225 people reached with temporary shelter assistance
  • 1,293 children supported with child protection services
  • 23,353 hygiene kits distributed to needy families
  • 1,057 people benefitting from mental health and psychosocial support

As the war continues, a new phase of displacement is expected due to personal savings drying up and short-term housing options becoming scarce. Refugees are desperately in need of all kinds of help.

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.

Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, World Vision Romania staff members have been 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.

Refugee children from Ukraine can play freely in Child Friendly Spaces operated by World Vision. Here they can also learn, take part in art workshops and receive psychosocial support.

While fleeing in hurry, this family from Ukraine could only pack the most important objects, but not daily essentials. They are happy to receive hygiene kits from World Vision, which they can use in the place that they are currently staying.

World Vision and other NGOs are funding a refugee centre in Romania, where refugee families are offered accommodation, food, social services and language classes, while their children can take part in activities such as Zumba and drawing classes.

  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.

    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.