In response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, leading Canadian aid agencies – through the Humanitarian Coalition – are launching an appeal to raise funds and rush emergency assistance to people in need.
As part of the Humanitarian Coalition, Islamic Relief Canada is one of these charities working with other member charities to collectively respond as one to this tragic crisis as it unfolds.
Approximately 3 million people were already in need of humanitarian assistance before the invasion, a figure which is expected to rise exponentially. Children and the elderly are particularly affected.
The escalation of conflict in Ukraine comes amidst a surge of COVID-19 cases in the country, where the number of active cases surged by 555% between 15 January and 25 February.
UNHCR currently predicts up to 8 million people will be displaced inside Ukraine, and that 4 million refugees are expected to move to bordering countries as a consequence of the ongoing offensive.
How to Donate to the Ukraine Crisis
Members of the Humanitarian Coalition are providing emergency assistance to the people of Ukraine.
You can provide immediate support at humanitariancoalition.ca or by calling 1-855-461-2154.
How your donation will help:
- Emergency Supplies: Your donation will help provide food, shelter, clean water and sanitation supplies, and other essentials.
- Child Safety: During crisis situations, families are often separated and the number of vulnerable children is high. Our members work to ensure the safety and psychological well-being of children.
- Health Care: In a conflict situation, children and families are at high risk of injury and disease. You can help us provide health care.
Make your donation today. Together, we can save more lives.