Jesuit Refugee Service continues to monitor the situation in Europe as the countries surrounding Ukraine respond to those fleeing the war and violence. We invite you to join us in prayer, as we pray for peace during this troubled time. Please invite your community to remember Ukraine and its people in their prayers as we journey through the season of Lent.
In the meantime, as my colleagues in Poland, Hungary and Romania continue to assess needs, we are raising funds to support the work of JRS Europe and its response. Here is the most recent statement from JRS Europe on its response to accompany Ukrainian refugees. Your community can support JRS Europe by visiting this page. For further information about the situation, please visit our resource page here: Crisis in Ukraine.
JRS/USA is also urging the US Department of State and USAID to support local organizations providing relief to Ukrainians within their country and beyond. Congress should appropriate the funds needed to support UNHCR’s emergency response efforts. You can encourage your community to TAKE ACTION here.
This article was originally shared in JSN Hemispheres March 2022