As an organisation that builds homes, communities and hope, Habitat for Humanity is calling for an end to the violence that threatens all three.
Habitat for Humanity has been supporting the shelter needs of families across Central and Eastern Europe since 1992.
Europe is now facing the largest humanitarian crisis of a lifetime as the conflict in Ukraine has led to a surge of refugees fleeing to safety in neighbouring countries.
The UNHCR estimates that more than 5 million people have fled Ukraine and these numbers are expected to accelerate in the coming days and weeks, creating an unprecedented need for emergency and long-term shelter.
Habitat for Humanity is local, and has the experience to respond to these urgent needs.
Read more about the short and long term response below. If you are able, please make a donation to support Habitat’s response.
We will continue praying for peace and an end to the conflict so that families can stay in the places they call home. Hear directly from our colleagues across Europe in the videos below, and learn about Habitat's response to the crisis.
Habitat is working to alleviate the shelter burden of Ukrainian refugees.
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Marina and her children were forced to leave their homes behind, fleeing the violence in Ukraine.Read her story here
We appreciate the compassion which motivates the enquiries we have had about donating items to send to Ukraine, or bordering countries. Our experience shows that logistics and distribution can add to the burden of affected communities in disaster response. Organisations on the ground are best placed to understand the immediate needs and deliver them to the right places.
Instead, Habitat has launched an appeal to support those being forced to flee their homes. Sending funds will enable our colleagues in Romania, Poland, Slovakia or Hungary, alongside partners to coordinate the response, source items locally and distribute them to those most in need.