World Of Difference



Where your monthly gift brings comfort and relief to families fleeing war.

Dobryden’ | Добридень!
('Hello' in Ukrainian)

Welcome to Ukraine—the second-largest, but also the poorest country in Europe. Its rich, fertile land made it once one of the largest grain exporters in the world. But sadly, the ongoing war in Ukraine with Russia has decimated land and livelihoods and forced millions from their homes.

Join us to see the world of difference your monthly gift is making right now for Ukrainian families who have lost almost everything.


Where is Ukraine?

Ukraine is in the heart of Eastern Europe, with Russia to the east. It is landlocked by Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova. Before the war started, the country was home to more than 36 million people. The majority (87%) of people are Christians, and before the Russian invasion, agriculture was Ukraine‘s main income earner.

Ukraine in numbers

Refugees There are 8.1 million Ukrainian refugees across Europe

High need 17.6 million Ukrainians need humanitarian assistance

5 Partners The number of partners supported through World of Difference

Supporting families in crisis 

Since 2022, Tearfund and its partners have been working tirelessly to come to aid Ukrainian families in crisis.

The support of people like you has helped families fleeing war with emergency shelter, essentials such as food, personal care items, clothing, medical treatment and medicines.

A church opens its doors

Through the generosity of Tearfund supporters like you, one church in Romania has opened their doors to more than 300 Ukrainian refugees since the start of the war. Currently, the church is hosting 87 Ukrainian refugees, including 49 children.

The church provides practical support such as safe accommodation with host families, warm meals and food packages, help with transportation, legal advice, and a Christian therapist on-call for emotional and spiritual support.

The way the church has rallied around their Ukrainian neighbours is truly inspiring. “We have become a community of faith,” the church shares. Church services are now bilingual in Romanian and Ukrainian as they collaborate and learn from one another spiritually through their unique gifts.

No one knows how long these families will be away from home. But until they can safely return, they are in the loving arms of their new church family.

A refuge in times of trouble

Tearfund's partner OM meets fleeing families at the border to provide warmth, safety and security.


A Journey through war-torn Ukraine

Himali McInnes, doctor and Tearfund supporter from Auckland, journeyed to Ukraine in October to see the crisis with her own eyes.

“To move through a country in the grip of a humanitarian crisis is to be aware of every inflexion in the voices around you. The shivering of atoms that might indicate the launch of a Russian missile from thousands of miles away. The location of the nearest underground bunker with ventilation and stores of water. The reliance on a network of helping hands.”

Himali shares more about her time in Ukraine visiting Tearfund’s partners on our blog.


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So far, you've helped provide:

19.5 tonnes

of humanitarian aid

51,500 people

with medical treatment in Ukraine


safe nights of emergency shelter for refugees


personal hygiene kits

Prayer for Ukraine 

Prayer for Ukraine is a patriotic Ukrainian hymn originally published in 1885. Since Russia’s invasion in 2022, the hymn has been sung on global stages, in churches, and performed by renowned orchestras in support of Ukraine. 

Lord, oh the Great and Almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Bless her with freedom and light
Of your holy rays. 

With learning and knowledge enlighten
Us, your children small,
In love pure and everlasting
Let us, oh Lord, grow. 

We pray, oh Lord Almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Grant our people and country
All your kindness and grace. 

Bless us with freedom, bless us with wisdom,
Guide into kind world,
Bless us, oh Lord, with good fortune
For ever and evermore.

We hope you found your time in Ukraine insightful. Where will you be visiting next? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see…