March 14, 2022

Concern Worldwide today launched the next phase of operations in the emergency response team’s response to support the people of Ukraine.  

Since launching an appeal for Ukraine on March 1, when approximately 660,000 people had already fled Ukraine, this number has risen to over 2.5 million – the largest mass movement of people in Europe since WWII.  

On the Moldova – Ukraine border, Concern’s humanitarian partners are providing hot meals, hygiene materials, SIM cards, psychosocial information support, and transportation to people fleeing the violence in Ukraine.    

We’re coordinating our response with the United Nations and our Alliance2015 partners – a group of European NGOs with whom we’ve worked across many emergencies. We will partner directly with the Czech NGO, People in Need, and French NGO, ACTED to scale up the delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid both within Ukraine and at the borders. 

This includes: 

  • Delivering food, hygiene items, trauma kits, diapers, sleeping bags, and mats into Ukraine to the cities of Lviv and Kyiv by truck and train. 
  • Providing essential supplies and supports to internally displaced families in Ukraine; access to clean water; psychosocial support for those traumatized by conflict and displacement through a telephone hotline. 
  • Supporting Ukrainian people at border crossings by providing food to children on the roads leading to the border with Poland, assisting with building toilets and heated tents, and providing hygiene supplies such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, and sanitary products. 

Concern’s Emergency Fund is 100% designated to fund emergencies, including the Ukraine crisis, and can be deployed rapidly when days or even hours make all the difference. 


If you would like to speak to a member of our team about any aspect of our work, please get in touch with us using the details below.   

Media Contact: Candance Patel-Taylor, Director of Communications at [email protected] or 312-690-3793. 

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