BALTIMORE, MD, February 25, 2022 -- Lutheran World Relief and our Corus International family of organizations stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Nearly 3 million people in eastern Ukraine are already in need of humanitarian assistance. As the attack on Ukraine escalates, the devastating crisis threatens lives, health systems and livelihoods. With worsening food shortages and damaged infrastructure, overwhelming mass displacement looms.
“The current situation in Ukraine is deteriorating by the hour,” says Daniel Speckhard, President and CEO of Corus International. “Critical humanitarian aid is needed within Ukraine and for those fleeing the catastrophic crisis. Our hearts are with the Ukrainian people.”
Corus is committing $10 million to respond to this crisis. Our Humanitarian Action team is identifying and working with partners in and around Ukraine to rapidly develop programming plans based on short- and long-term needs. We are bringing together expertise from our Corus organizations IMA World Health, Lutheran World Relief and CGA Technologies.
We are providing emergency funds to Ukrainian refugee families in Poland. Cash will be distributed at Lutheran churches throughout southwest Poland.
We plan to continue our response efforts in Ukraine and in neighboring countries hosting Ukrainian refugees.
Urgent action is needed to address the escalating humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine.
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