Statement from Matthew Carter, CEO of Depaul International on the current situation in Ukraine:
“ We are horrified to see Russian troops have now launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. We stand firm in our commitment to supporting the most marginalised and vulnerable people, and are deeply concerned for the millions who are facing the possibility of losing their homes and lives in a large- scale humanitarian crisis.
We are in constant contact with our staff at Depaul Ukraine, who are safe and well, and working to keep our services open as much as possible, disseminating information to those living on the streets, as well as providing emergency shelter, accommodation, food, medical and legal services.
We continue to implore all parties to reach for peace, not arms, and for humanity to prevail.”
For media enquiries please contact us over email or call Sarah Baldwin, Depaul International Press Office on 07776211518
Fundraising for Depaul Ukraine
Depaul International is raising money for Depaul Ukraine’s life-saving work supporting homeless and displaced people.
We are currently on the front line supporting the homeless in Ukraine monitoring and responding to the ever changing context. Following the 2014 invasion, we worked around the clock to help displaced people with emergency shelter, food and medical supplies.
Depaul Ukraine was created in 2007 as a response to the growing numbers of homeless people and it is currently working in Kharkiv, Kyiv, Odessa and Ivano-Frankivsk regions of the country.
For those in Ukraine, homelessness means temperatures as low as -20C, frostbite, deep snow, lack of access to medical care and, crucially, a loss of identity. The street homeless in Ukraine often have no ID, they are lost to the healthcare and government systems. Because of this, there is no official count of homeless people in the Ukraine, but it is estimated thousands of homeless people are dying every year. The situation has been made worse by the Covid pandemic.
Please donate now to help a homeless person in Ukraine:
- £10 pays for lunches for 50 people
- £20 covers the cost of 4 people visiting our day centre, accessing crucial services
- £50 keeps a heating tent for 40 people running for a night
- £75 covers the cost of an outreach worker for a week
Your donation saves lives.
If you would like to make a bank transfer:
By BACS transfer to:
Bank Name: Barclays Bank Plc
Account Name: Depaul International
Sort Code: 20-00-00
Bank Account No: 63453308
IBAN: GB59 BARC 2000 0063 4533 08
Swift code: BARCGB22
Please do advise us when you send a BACS payment and quote your surname as a reference so we can easily identify your donation.