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The humanitarian crises is worsening daily in Ukraine, as Russia intensifies its invasion of the country and bombardment of civilian areas and buildings. The conflict has already forced over 3 million people to flee their homes, villages, and cities. The daily increase of these numbers, and their needs, are significant.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is on the ground in Ukraine and the surrounding countries with Caritas Ukraine, Caritas Poland, Caritas Romania, and Caritas Moldova to respond to those needs. Here's how you can help:
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Financial giving is proving the most helpful at this time. Supplies are increasingly difficult to access inside Ukraine, due to the violence and blockades. CRS is working with local partners to provide assistance in a cross-border manner. Since many supplies are accessible in Europe, the local Caritas teams are requesting that asking for cash resources allows agility in purchasing local items. This will reduce the cost of shipments and time it takes to get supplies delivered, as well as support the local businesses that are assisting with relief efforts.
You might also consider donating directly to Caritas International:
Visit the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) Office for International Justice and Peace:
as well as their Justice for Immigrants Ukraine Resource Page:
"Open our eyes to the needs of our brothers and sisters; inspire in us words and actions to comfort those who labor and are burdened."
- Eucharistic Prayer for Use in Masses for Various Needs, IV