Sant'Egidio en Ucrania

Posted On 2024-03-01 In Church - Francis - Movements, Covenant solidarity

In solidarity with Ukraine


I received the newsletter on February 22nd, I read it on February 24th, the second anniversary of the beginning of the war against Ukraine. Sant’Egidio, this young Movement from Together for Europe is in Ukraine, it is doing in Ukraine what Schoenstatt cannot do there, simply because it is not in this martyred country. With the permission of Sant’Egidio (of course, as they wrote to me) we share this newsletter in covenant solidarity. —

Two years after the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the situation is more dramatic than ever. Millions of people have been forced to leave their homes, thousands of civilians have been killed and the future of the country is uncertain. We cannot remain indifferent in the face of this tragedy. Let us continue to pray for peace and respond to the war with solidarity.

In two years, we have collected 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid, which we have distributed to more than 370,000 people. The heroic efforts of our brothers and sisters in Ukraine are making it possible for all this aid to reach the refugees and the areas most affected by the conflict.

The war is hitting Ukraine hard. The humanitarian emergency is becoming more and more serious. Solidarity is necessary. It is the first step towards peace.

Sant'Egidio en Ucrania

Sant’Egidio in Ukraine

A network for humanitarian aid

The Community of Sant’Egidio has been active in Ukraine since 1991. Its presence in the country and its proximity to the population during the war have enabled the Community to gain an accurate picture of the suffering and needs of Ukrainian society.

Thanks to the presence of Ukrainian communities on the ground, it was possible to establish a widespread network of humanitarian aid throughout the country, including in the areas most affected by the fighting.

There are five humanitarian centers for internally displaced persons (one in Lviv, one in Ivano-Frankivsk and three in Kyiv), where 12,000 food parcels are distributed every month. 3,000 parcels are sent to the war zones (Donetsk, Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions).

In total, around 370,000 people have benefited from Sant’Egidio’s humanitarian aid and an estimated two million have received medicines (around one million shipments).

Sant’Egidio will continue to provide humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian population, especially to the most vulnerable people:

  • Children, thanks to an aid network that reaches 10,000 minors
  • internally displaced persons, especially women with children
  • elderly people
  • people with disabilities
  • homeless people
Sant'Egidio en Ucrania

Sant’Egidio in Ukraine

Let us continue to help Ukraine and the refugees

Make a donation: Your help, however small, can improve the lives of those who have lost everything.

Any help is a step towards peace in Ukraine.

Ukraine needs peace, and solidarity keeps hope alive when there is talk of death everywhere. In order to nurture this hope, broad and generous aid is needed, which must not be allowed to diminish, but must be strengthened: Two years after the war began, we must not forget Ukraine, because humanitarian aid – we are convinced – is already building part of the peace and the future.



Further information – Website of Sant’Egidio

Source: Sant’Egidio

Original: Spanish. Translation: Maria Fischer

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