The International Agency for Humanitarian Aid and Development (IOCC) at the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States is organizing a donation campaign in response to the needs caused by the war in Ukraine.
Given the scale of the crisis, the International Orthodox Charity has started raising at least $ 1 million from private donations.
The IOCC works with partners both in the country and across the region to help address emerging needs, while planning long-term initiatives. Initially, efforts were focused on providing generators and fuel, flashlights, batteries and spark plugs. Families with young children will also receive baby diapers.
International Orthodox Charity is currently working with on-site partners in Romania and Moldova to welcome refugees arriving from Ukraine.
“We have sent our teams to the area and are coordinating with local churches. We will provide emergency supplies of food, water, camp beds, mattresses, blankets and bed linen, baby food and diapers, plus other hygiene and sanitary materials. “International Orthodox charity always strives to provide humanitarian aid responsibly and effectively,” said IOCC Executive Director Constantin M. Triantafilu.
“We are grateful to be able to mobilize quickly – both in Ukraine and abroad – to help people in dire need. A campaign of this magnitude will allow the IOCC to adapt and respond even more effectively to changing needs, ”added Mr Triantafilu.
The Orthodox Church in America is joining forces with the Polish Orthodox Church to raise funds for refugees from Ukraine.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in support of the people of Ukraine can do so at: iocc.org/ukraine22.
Source: International Orthodox Christian Charities