A country at war

In February 2022, Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine began. Over six million refugees went on to flee Ukraine, while almost four million people remain displaced inside the country – in what is the largest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II. The war has also triggered one of the largest humanitarian crises on record – with 14.6 million people in Ukraine now in need of humanitarian assistance.

As well as providing regular aid deliveries to areas affected, Mission Without Borders is providing regular support to 100 displaced families, offering emotional support as well as much-needed food and essentials. The families enrolled in our sponsorship programme have new challenges to face in the form of power outages, the rising cost of living, disrupted education for their children, separation from loved ones in the military, and fear of what the future holds. Much is to be done to rebuild Ukraine, and in the meantime, the war continues to bring further loss and devastation.

Greetings from Mykola

Mykola Bogdanets has been the country director since May 1993, which is when MWB Ukraine was established. He said, “Many people are becoming emotionally stressed and even exhausted as the conflict has gone on for so long.

“And yet, the Christians and Mission workers never lose the hope that’s found in Jesus Christ and His promises, and they continue living by grace and doing good deeds to help those who are suffering. In 2023, our programmes and projects had a strong focus on supporting vulnerable adults, children and elderly people, and those who have been impacted by the war. In all our activities we tried to follow the Mission’s purpose of ‘Reaching people for Christ’, and to connect people to the local church.

“By God’s goodness and your generous support, we were able to run Christian summer camps for 1,027 kids. In December 2023, we distributed 10,000 Operation Christmas Love parcels filled with food, sweets, and Christian literature that explains the meaning of Christmas. Nearly 2,000 gift boxes were delivered to the area in eastern Ukraine that’s closest to the conflict zone and where we see a huge amount of poverty.

“In 2024, we are confident that God will continue working ‘all things for good for those who love Him and are called according to his purpose’ (Romans 8:28). With your support, we plan to continue helping families, children and the elderly. Please hold Ukraine and the Mission in your prayers and may God bless you.

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4,030 children supported through our sponsorship programme


18 students supported with scholarships or vocational training courses


91 families became self-sufficient through our support last year