EMF Ukraine Emergency Appeal

About the appeal

Our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people as the horrific events in the country unfold. Many hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing to neighbouring countries, often women and children, leaving their husbands behind. The most important thing for God’s people here is to pray for the people of Ukraine and in particular for the Christians there. But we can also help practically, and many of the evangelical churches we work with, both in Ukraine and in neighbouring Moldova, Poland and Romania are actively helping refugees. They would deeply appreciate any support we can give them.

  • Initially we were looking for up to €50,000; but this target has already been met, and with the need growing we are extending the appeal.

  • All of the funds will be transferred to churches we support in Ukraine and neighbouring countries, and will be used entirely to support Ukrainian refugees.

  • EMF will ensure that 100% of the donations are passed through to those able to help, and we will only transfer funds where there is reason to believe the funds will be used well.

  • Because of the difficulty of getting supplies into Ukraine, we would expect much of the money to be used in neighbouring countries, but we will endeavour to make as much of the money available to people in Ukraine, if they can use funds effectively.

  • Our partners are already working intensively to help refugees, and to support them, EMF will immediately make funds available to these churches to expand their support.

How the funds will be used: We will endeavour to use every pound donated to this appeal to support refugees from the Ukraine crisis, via our network of churches in the area. The funds will be used for humanitarian needs including food, medicine, shelter, transport and clothing. We will also use funds for spiritual needs - in seeking to share the gospel with refugees. The funds will channeled through our missionaries and their churches, and in many cases they will involve other evangelical churches to coordinate support.

For more details about how we are working - please click here to download a more detailed report.

Cross Connect Ukraine

Linking Ukrainian Refugees to Christian Hosts

The Cross Connect Ukraine Linking Scheme is intended to help match and link evangelical Christians, whose hearts have been moved by the plight of Ukrainian refugees and are able to offer accommodation to Ukrainian individuals, families or groups looking for temporary shelter in a safe home in the UK or elsewhere. It is an initiative run jointly by European Mission Fellowship and Slavic Gospel Association.

To find out more about Cross Connect Ukraine and to register click here.

Map of supported work

The map below shows where EMF is channelling support, through our missionaries in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova and Romania. In some cases the supported directly by these missionaries and their churches, in other cases, it is passed onto sister evangelical churches well-known to the missionaries. Hover over, or tap on, the dot to show more detail about the work in the location.

Chișinău

Zaporizhzhia

Luhansk region

Pericei

Donetsk region

Pereshchepyne

Svitlovods'k

Kharkiv

Uman

Kyiv

Miskolc

Irpin

Chernivtsi

Ternopil

Kremenets

Rivne

Żywiec

Zamość

Hrubieszów

Dęblin

Łódź

Siedlce

Warsaw

Włocławek

Latest Stories from the front line

Video reports and interviews

EMF Christmas Appeal 2022: Bible and Blankets for Ukraine

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November 24, 2022
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In this short video, we explain the great need in Ukraine for winter supplies, and why we are launching this Christmas appeal. With input from front-line workers in Ukraine Volodymyr Kostyshyn, Ivan Hontar and Liudmyla Mariash.

Ukraine Update from Liudmyla and Vitalii Mariash (22/10/22)

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October 22, 2022
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It was a real joy to be able to speak to Liuda and Vitalii Mariash, as Vitalii returned home for the first time since joining the army, on a weekend's leave. Liuda talked to us about the work of the church in Kyiv where they have been helping up to 800 displaced people per week, and recently handing out blankets and warm clothing as winter approaches. They share some prayer requests with us.

Ukraine Update from Evgenii Lvov in Zaporizhzhia (07/10/22)

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October 7, 2022
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vgenii Lvov, who is a deacon in the Baburka church in Zaporozhzhia, has been working to support the thousands of refugees who have come through the city, and continue to come, from Russia occupied territories in the south and east. In recent days, the city has come under increasingly vicious attack from Russian missiles, at one point targeting an aid convoy. Evgenii shares his prayer requests with us.

Ukraine Update from Oleh Larkiv in Kyiv

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September 9, 2022
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Pastor Oleg Larkiv and his family, along with the members of Bozhiy Dizayn Baptist Church in Kyiv, have been helping needy residents and displaced people in Kyiv since the early days of the Russian invasion.

EMF Ukraine Emergency Fund: Renewed Appeal

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September 9, 2022
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Pastor Oleg Larkiv and his family, along with the members of Bozhiy Dizayn Baptist Church in Kyiv, have been helping needy residents and displaced people in Kyiv since the early days of the Russian invasion.

Ukraine Update from Evgenii Lvov in Zaporizhzhia

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August 26, 2022
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Evgenii Lvov, who is a deacon in the Baburka church in Zaporozhzhia, has been working to support the thousands of refugees who have come through the city, and continue to come, from Russia occupied territories in the south and east. Evgenii shares his prayer requests with us.

Ukraine Update from Vasyl Ostryi, Irpin Bible Church

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August 3, 2022
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Pastor Vasyl Ostryi, of the Irpin Bible Church, recounts some of his experience from the early days of the invasion by Russian forces, and their subsequent work in setting up Volunteer centres.

Ukraine Refugee Update from Mihai Chisari in Chișinău, Moldova

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July 29, 2022
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Mihai Chisari, Pastor of the Imago Dei church in Chișinău, Moldova, gives an update on the work of the church, including the support for Ukrainian refugees, and also the youth camps and clubs which they are running.

Ukraine Update from Vitalii Mariash

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July 28, 2022
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EMF Missionary Vitalii Mariash shares some prayer requests for his family and the work of the church in Kyiv.

Ukraine Update from Andrii Kaustov

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July 16, 2022
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Update and prayer requests from Andrii Kaustov, who travelled from Ukraine to Belfast on 8th June, along with his wife Jolanta.

Ukraine Update: Benjamin Morrison in Svitlovodsk

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July 13, 2022
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We asked our brother and fellow worker, Benjamin Morrison, pastor of Calvary Chapel Svitlovodsk, about his view of the situation in Ukraine, and to share prayer needs with us.

Prokopenko Family Story

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July 13, 2022
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Vitaliy and Tanya Prokopenko are a Ukrainian couple with three children who left Ukraine soon after the war began, and recently came to Northern Ireland to stay with a Christian family. They shared a bit of their story with us

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We have a number of ways in which you can keep in touch with regular updates on our Ukraine Emergency Appeal:

  • Receive a weekly update summary by email. To subscribe, click here.

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