Fr. Vitaliy, a missionary of the Congregation of the Mission in Ukraine, is also president of the Board of Depaul Ukraine, an organization that is part of the worldwide Vincentian Family, which is doing important work helping those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Conflict in Ukraine
The General Council International of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) signed a collaboration agreement with Depaul International, donating 10,000 euros per month for a minimum of twelve months.
After words of welcome, Fr. Vitaliy spoke about the founding of Depaul in Kharkiv in 2006 and its journey to becoming a lifeline for the country’s homeless ever since.
Russia’s war on Ukraine has brought so much pain and suffering. It has resulted in a humanitarian crisis which will only get worse as winter approaches.
The recent blasts across Ukraine have rocked the nation. Our staff and volunteers are safe and well, and we are continuing our work across Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa, delivering vital food, hygiene kits and helping to repair homes.
Ukraine faces a perilous winter without urgent funds, says international homelessness charity.
SSVP and Depaul are together, in close collaboration, in an effective humanitarian action in Ukraine
The response the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) in Ukraine can make to these problems is limited.
6 months on from the invasion of Ukraine on Wednesday 24th August, aid agency Depaul Ukraine is calling for urgent funds as thousands face exhaustion, trauma and fear at the bitter winter which lies just a few short weeks away.
On August 26-28, 2022, Superioress General of the Daughters of Charity Sister Françoise Petit visited most of the communities of the Daughters of Charity in Ukraine. She was accompanied on the trip by, among others, Sister Hanna Cybyla, General Councilor for the...
The Depaul Ukraine team hold regular food distributions where people can collect food baskets or meals from local volunteers.
On February 20, 2002, more than five months ago, the world watched in horror as Russia invaded the territory of Ukraine. Every day since then, we have witnessed countless acts of terror in an invasion that has been almost unanimously rejected by the international community.
John Darley, Chair of Trustees, and Mark McGreevy, President of the Depaul Assembly, reflect on the Depaul Group’s achievements over the past year and a half.