For the past five weeks, we have all watched as children and families in Ukraine have faced relentless violence, been displaced, and have lost their homes.
A Family for Every Orphan has a dozen Ukrainian partners working around the clock to provide support to these children and vulnerable families.
Below are a few of the updates we’ve received from our partners on the ground in Ukraine this past week.
Update from Bucha
As Bucha was freed from Russian troops, AFFEO partner, Sergey, quickly responded by taking food and humanitarian aid to hundreds of vulnerable families who had not eaten for weeks.
What Sergey witnessed driving through the streets of Bucha was horrific. It’s still a dangerous place with many mines left behind. Please pray for the Lord to be near to the children and families of Bucha and for physical protection and strength for Sergey and all serving there.
Trauma Care in Work
The need for trauma care is immense. AFFEO partners have been providing this vital service to vulnerable children and families in crisis for years and are now working tirelessly to ensure families experiencing the horrors of war are supported as they process their experiences.
There is a real urgency as prompt psychological aid / trauma care improves long-term outcomes, mitigating the risks of life-long PTSD for children and adults.
For more updates, listen to AFFEO’s Executive Director in a recent interview as she shares about meeting the needs of Ukrainian orphans in a time of crisis and how to pray for these children and those serving in the midst of war. Listen Now.