Christ is the Answer Ministries
Christ is the Answer Ministries - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
STAND WITH UKRAINE - WAR Relief Response
War Anniversary and Main Numbers
The Ukrainian nation will always remember February 24 as the beginning of the common grief caused by the full-scale invasion of the Russian troops into the territory of the sovereign state.
In the course of the war, Ukraine has sustained significant loss of human lives, destruction and damage.
The main numbers indicating how Ukraine has gone through the first year of the war (official data) are the following:
At least 8006 killed civilians, among them 487 children (documented)
More than 13 thousand killed servicemen as of December 2022 and thousands of those who are missing
More than 8 million Ukrainian have fled to Europe, almost 5 million have obtained temporary shelter in the EU, almost 3 million have escaped to Russian and Belarus
Almost 4.9 million Ukrainians have become internally displaced
Damages caused by the destruction of residential and industrial infrastructure come to 138 billion dollars
The Ukrainian GDP in 2022 dropped by more than 30%
Food prices have risen by more than 29%, with fuel prices growth having reached 70%
76.2% of Ukrainians believe in a better future for their country contrary to 13.2% in 2021. 95% of Ukrainians expect Ukraine to defeat the Russian invaders.
Christ is the Answer Ministries began its activities in Ukraine in 2014, when pro-Russian separatists and Russian troops took control of parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. During the hostilities, many people in the occupied territories were on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe. A group of volunteers, despite facing the danger, began to provide food to people affected by the hostilities in 2014. During that difficult period, volunteers, helping and supporting the victims, brought hope and light to their lives. Sacrificial hearts and non-indifference inspired many people in different parts of the world to support the Ministries’ charitable activities and become partners, helping those in need in the future.
CITA missionaries continue serving people during the war.
They focus on the needy, especially in remote districts of the region, such as poor people, widows, orphans, the elderly, the disabled who found themselves in even deeper need. Internally displaced people have also been added to the categories of people the missionaries minister to.
In the first year of the war, missionaries from Rivne, Ternopil, Murafa (Kharkiv region), Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Nova Odesa (Mykolaiv region), Kyiv and Kyiv region have held around 8 000 thematic meetings with the internally displaced people and visited more than 2 000 families from Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv regions.
They have embarked on 60 relief trips to the warzone and evacuated around 500 people.
People who have suffered from the war in cities, towns and villages of Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Ternopil, Rivne, Kyiv, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions regularly receive food packages.
CITA ministries conduct charitable eye clinics in Rivne, Zaporizhzhia and Sumy region, with people who come to see the ophthalmologist receiving glasses as a gift.
Help for the people of Ukraine is becoming more and more urgent, because every day there are more and more people affected by the war.
We sincerely thank everyone who supports the service of the Mission in this difficult period for Ukraine! Your contribution is invaluable!
Every donation, no matter how big or small, will provide food, water, shelter, and other essentials for these displaced persons.
Let’s bring hope and light into the darkness for those who are suffering from this horrible war!
Please, PRAY for Ukraine, STAND with Ukraine, SUPPORT Ukraine.
Your donations help people live!