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War in Ukraine: Our humanitarian aid for those affected goes on

This day marks a year of war in Ukraine. In the early hours of 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. The cost to lives and livelihoods has been enormous. Thousands have died or been displaced and traumatised. More than 17 million still need humanitarian assistance – over 5.5 are internally displaced, 7 million have fled to neighbouring countries, millions are suffering the effects of the war. The needs of these people are endless: medical and psychological support, rebuilding of homes, hospitals, schools, and offices – the damaged infrastructure of a whole society.

The international network of the Order of Malta has supported and continues to support, the affected communities.

From that first day, Malteser International (MI), the international relief agency of the Order, launched an emergency response, coordinated the relief efforts of the Order of Malta Relief Organisations (OMROs) and supported the colleagues of Malteser Ukraine in the implementation of relief projects on the ground.

Help to help
Today, MI is appealing for your generous help so that they can continue to help those who are suffering so much – by continuing to provide relief supplies, medical aid, and psychosocial support.

Please donate via the DONATE button on this, the British Association website, referencing your payment with your name and “UKRAINE APPEAL FIRST ANNIVERSARY” (and if your payment is eligible for Gift Aid, please download our Gift Aid declaration form available on the donation page).

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