SPRINGFIELD, MO — FEBRUARY 24, 2022 — Today marks one year since the war in Ukraine began. Since the beginning, Convoy has responded to the overwhelming humanitarian need created by the conflict.
“The situation for millions of Ukrainians has been perilous for a full year now,” said Convoy of Hope President Hal Donaldson. “Convoy of Hope remains committed to delivering food and other essentials to people who have been so impacted by war. Convoy will continue working to give them hope for the future.”
Within a week of the start of the war, Convoy of Hope’s team quickly procured a warehouse and established a distribution network. Convoy has been serving refugees and others affected by the war in 16 countries in the region, providing hundreds of truckloads of food, hygiene supplies, winter clothing, generators and other essentials. In addition to containers, relief supplies are delivered by plane or train and are often purchased locally.
Since February 2022, roughly 5.3 million Ukrainians have been internally displaced. Eight million refugees have fled into surrounding countries. Nearly 50% of the power infrastructure in Ukraine has been destroyed.
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope is a global, faith-based organization that serves vulnerable communities. By partnering with local churches, businesses, civic organizations, and government agencies, Convoy has strategically offered help and hope in more than 125 countries around the world. Since its founding in 1994, Convoy of Hope has served 200 million people and counting. Each year since 2002, Charity Navigator has awarded its highest rating to the organization — recognizing Convoy as a Four-Star Charity. Visit convoyofhope.org to learn more.