OH Ukraine Update – Changes Due to War
Because the situation in Ukraine with the war, Orphans Hope has for the first time temporarily expanded our scope beyond just helping orphans to also include relief efforts to care for the people suffering and fleeing from the fighting. We have helped with evacuating a few orphanages to other countries or out of eastern Ukraine. Most orphanages have been evacuated so now we are helping others. In the Kyiv area our staff are providing food and assistance in evacuating. In western Ukraine two of our staff were helping people fleeing the bombings and fighting in hard hit cities. Many have fled with almost nothing and we are helping as able. Please pray for our staff, the children, and people of Ukraine in these dangerous and terrible days. Donations are needed and can be made here on the Orphan’s Hope web site.
Orphan’s Hope Ukraine is usually working with orphans in government orphanages, bringing love and working to give them a future with hope. These children have a tremendous vacuum, missing the love and care of a family. Our focus is currently on orphanages located in the Kiev region. Typically about 20% are orphans whose parents died and 80% of the children are social orphans. Social orphans come from abandonment, abuse, and violence, with parents who were drug addicts or alcoholics. The stories are tragic and the children are beautiful.