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.



Luhansk region


Donetsk region




















Latest Stories from the front line

Video reports and interviews

Update and prayer requests from Volodia Kostyshyn

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March 15, 2022
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Volodia Kostyshyn, pastor of Grace Church, Ternopil in the West of Ukraine, and EMF missionary, describes the situation in Ternopil, the refugees coming from the East, and how to pray for them in Ukraine.

Update from Mihai Chisari in Chisinau

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March 10, 2022
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Moldovan pastor (and EMF Missionary) Mihai Chisari describes the situation in their church, and gives us some important prayer points.

News from Vitalii & Liuda Mariash in Ukraine

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March 5, 2022
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Vitalii & Liuda Mariash, EMF Missionaries in Ukraine, talk to Martin Tatham about their situation in Ukraine, their support for refugees, and how we can pray for them.

Helping Refugees from Ukraine

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March 3, 2022
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Interview with Mihai Chisari

Volodia Kostyshyn: How we can pray for Ukraine

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February 26, 2022
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Volodia Kostyshyn, pastor of Grace Church, Ternopil in the West of Ukraine, and EMF missionary, describes the situation in Ternopil, the refugees coming from the East, and how to pray for them in Ukraine.

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Subscribe to updates on Ukraine

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.

  • Join a WhatsApp group to receive updates.To subscribe, click here.

  • To receive prayer letters from any of the EMF missionaries involved, or to receive general EMF news updates, click here.