With real concern we have watched the situation in Ukraine unfold. As well as the direct casualties of war, the humanitarian crisis within the country is escalating, as many are trapped in bunkers and underground stations without food and access to fresh water. Over two million people are estimated to have fled the country in search of safety. Watching this humanitarian disaster unfold many of us are wondering what we can do to help.
The Church of Scotland, locally and nationally, has been working to support all those affected by the war through prayer, by reaching out to churches in the region, through supporting our partners in the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid emergency response along with charities working in neighbouring countries. We are also urging the UK Government to remove all barriers for refugees seeking sanctuary in our country. One of the best and most efficient ways to help is through making a financial donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee,
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal will raise funds for member charities to urgently respond to the crisis and supply people fleeing the violence with shelter, food, water and medical support.
So far Church of Scotland congregations have collected £75,000 for the Reformed Church in Hungary Aid (RCHA) emergency response as well as donating thousands of pounds to other aid organisations including the Disasters Emergency Committee, which is coordinating relief efforts across the region. (DEC)
Hungary shares a border with Ukraine and RCHA run by a Church of Scotland partner, is providing food donations, hygiene equipment, information, spiritual assistance and accommodation
Donate through the Church of Scotland
Transfer your donation to the Royal Bank of Scotland Church of Scotland No 1 Account
Sort code 83 06 08
Reference: RCHA donation
Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal | Disasters Emergency Committee (dec.org.uk)
Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees » 7 things you can do to respond to the situation in Ukraine (sfar.org.uk)