Ukraine Crisis Overview

People from Ukraine are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance as the conflict in their country continues. A refugee crisis is unfolding as millions have already fled Ukraine and as many as 5 million people expected to seek safety in neighboring countries. Most of those displaced are children and women, who remain vulnerable and at high risk of human trafficking and other threats. 

Your support is critical. Thanks to your prayers and donations, ADRA is able to provide immediate emergency assistance to those impacted by the Ukraine crisis and to help people in peril with life-saving essentials. 

Our Humanitarian Response

We are stronger together. This is more evident than ever as ADRA’s global network, local Adventist churches, and many other supporters and partners have come together to respond to this crisis.


ADRA’s ongoing development projects have been suspended within Ukraine, allowing our team in the country to focus on emergency response.

  • Delivering supplies to a women and children’s hospital including diapers, swaddles, and other essentials
  • Providing psychological/mental health assistance to those sheltering from bombs.
  • Coordinating transportation to help the most vulnerable evacuate safely
  • Providing cash vouchers that allow people to purchase what they need
  • Sending one of the very first humanitarian convoys into Ukraine to provide urgent aid. 
  • Continuing regular humanitarian convoys to Ukraine, delivering mattresses, bedding, hygiene kits, and other urgent essentials to help people who have been displaced from their homes within Ukraine
  • Cash vouchers for vulnerable refugees to provide for transit needs
  • Providing food, warm clothes, bus services, accommodation, washing facilities, and more to refugees arriving from Ukraine
  • Distributing welcome packs at border reception points and on the railway, including hygiene items and other essentials
  • Coordinating with local churches to provide accommodation and support refugees
  • Developing a psychosocial support system for those facing mental health issues from their experiences
  • Establishing temporary centers for refugees seeking shelter and safety
  • Coordinating transportation services 
  • Providing daily meals and other essentials in refugee centers
  • Acting as a contact point on the border to welcome refugees as they arrive, providing information and essential items
  • Collecting material items in their warehouse for delivery to IDPs in Ukraine
  • Providing accommodation through local church facilities and host families
  • Welcoming refugees on the border with essential items
  • Coordinating with local church leaders to provide accommodation 
  • Providing urgent care with mobile medical bus 
  • Developing transit centers to offer rest, nourishment, and psychosocial support

We will provide more updates as possible. Our teams responding in these countries are experiencing a crisis in real-time and will be putting the needs of humanity first to serve everyone who needs help.


About the Crisis

ADRA has been working in Ukraine for more than 30 years and our first priority is our team’s safety. We are grateful to report all employees are safe. ADRA’s ongoing development projects have been suspended due to the increase in violence. We are committed to helping people impacted by the conflict and are adjusting our emergency efforts to match the evolving needs of this ever-changing crisis.

As the humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, ADRA’s mission is to assist people in need. Through our local team, ADRA has served in communities throughout Ukraine for more than 30 years. We won’t stop now.

How Can I Help?

We appreciate your support! We have created a unique website for churches wanting to support these efforts. It is

Thank you so much! Having partners who share and support our mission is invaluable. Please connect with our Development Team at to learn more.

While we encourage online donations, checks can be mailed to the following address:


Attn: Donor Relations

12501 Old Columbia Pike,

Silver Spring, MD 20904

We are humbled by your compassion and generosity. Unfortunately, ADRA International does not have the capacity to receive and transport material donations. Supporting our Emergency Fund enables us to partner with local churches and organizations to provide immediate assistance to refugees and others affected by this crisis.

ADRA does not accept overseas volunteers during emergencies. We have an emergency response team of highly-trained personnel ready to be deployed in support of our local staff when disaster strikes. When volunteers are needed, they are coordinated locally. You can still help in person by raising your voice via social media, petitioning your government to make some effort to help Ukraine, organizing a fundraiser, or making a personal contribution here

The Adventist Refugee and Immigrant Services (a ministry of the North American Division (NAD) of Seventh-day Adventists) is a great resource. You can call their office line at 608-443-6575 to learn more.

Stories & News

Two Times a Refugee

Nina is an 82-year-old grandmother from Ukraine. The night before ADRA met her, she boarded a train with her sister and her sister’s husband and

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A Broken Bridge to Safety

Daniel is a member of ADRA’s emergency support staff, serving at one of the centers welcoming refugees forced to flee the conflict in Ukraine. Thousands

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