Western Ukraine is struggling to recover after torrential rains brought massive flooding 22-30 June, devastating thousands of homes.
The video below shows just how severe the flooding has been.
Adding to the suffering is a spike in COVID-19 cases in Western Ukraine. Coronavirus patients have had to be transported from flooded hospitals to other treatment centres.
His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk has issued an appeal for help:
“The effects of this flood in the present economic crisis, compounded by the pandemic, carry the threat of real social trouble on a national scale,” he said. “If quick and decisive action is not taken, then before the winter we may find ourselves facing a humanitarian catastrophe. I appeal to all communities of our Church in Ukraine and throughout the world, in the spirit of the Good Samaritan in the Gospel, to support those who are now deprived of their home and have come face-to-face with misfortune.”
CNEWA’s office in Canada is raising funds to assist the people of Ukraine. You can help during this desperate time by donating what you can. Thank you!