On February 24, 2022, the world watched in shock as the Russian military invaded Ukraine—targeting homes, hospitals, bridges and schools.
More than six million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) — mostly women and children — had to leave behind their fathers, brothers, and husbands, seeking safe shelter in neighboring Moldova, Poland and other European states. Over eight million additional Ukrainians are currently displaced inside the country.
The escalation of violence led to grave human suffering. Here are some ways that Operation Recovery is actively assisting the people of Ukraine:
Leveraging our skilled veteran and humanitarian networks and honing those systems developed during the last ten months in Afghanistan, we are coordinating with and supplying humanitarian assistance to multiple municipalities as well as local NGOs operating in multiple countries along the Ukrainian border.
Providing aid focused especially on the women, children, and elderly populations fleeing their homes. The most urgent needs to date have been baby formula, diapers, and medical supplies.