War in Ukraine

“Together, we’re going to keep sending as much as we can, as fast as we can,” said Clayton Gilligan of Convoy of Hope, one of IRT's partners on the ground in Poland.

A devastating humanitarian catastrophe is happening right now in Ukraine and surrounding countries. The war is threatening lives and livelihoods, driving families apart, and causing mass displacement. The United Nations is reporting that more than half of Ukraine's children are now displaced. Many have fled to Poland and Hungary. More than 3.8 million people have left Ukraine and an estimated 10 million people could be displaced inside and outside of the country. "Ukrainian people are enduring a living hell," said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Working with onsite partners IRT is providing the following relief supplies and services to refugees and displaced people in Ukraine, Poland, Romania and Moldova:

  • Non-perishable food items, including baby food and formula, water, shelter, hygiene items, emergency lighting, generators and clothing.
  • Medicines and medical supplies to help provide critical care and prevent infectious diseases.
  • Primary and emergency healthcare from medical professionals, including specialist physicians, general practitioners, and nurses.
  • Mental health and psychosocial support, critical for people affected by war.
  • Cash payments, providing one of the most effective and efficient ways to help people in a crisis setting. Cash assistance gives families the ability to purchase what they need most.  
  • Support for community centers housing displaced people including food, blankets, mattresses, towels and other essential nonfood items.

IRT will continue to identify and meet the needs of refugees and internally displaced persons affected by this war as long as necessary.

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