The Salvation Army Continues to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine for Third Year

Mar 4, 2024

ALEXANDRIA, VA (FEBRUARY 23, 2024) – As people in Ukraine and surrounding countries continue to navigate the devastation of the February 24, 2022 Russian invasion and ongoing conflict, The Salvation Army remains committed to providing aid and support to affected individuals and families. Today, two years after the initial invasion, The Salvation Army reflects on the significant impact made on the lives of countless individuals and communities and prepares to serve as long as there is a need.

Since the onset of the crisis, The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) has been steadfast in representing the interests of The Salvation Army U.S.A. and has mobilized its global response network to help the millions of people in need. To date, there are 3.7 million people internally displaced in Ukraine, 6.4 million global refugees, and 14.6 million people in need of humanitarian assistance across Europe. SAWSO has worked tirelessly to improve the health, economic, and spiritual conditions of the vulnerable populations in the region since the conflict began and is committed to doing so long after the crisis is over.

“In times of international conflicts, the true strength of humanity shines through in how we support one another,” said Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder, national commander of The Salvation Army. “Our commitment to serving those in need remains unwavering, and as we commemorate two years of service in the region, we reaffirm our dedication to providing hope, healing, and compassion to all who seek it.”

Since February 24, 2022, The Salvation Army has provided food, water, and other supplies to particularly vulnerable groups such as the elderly, people with disabilities who may be unable to flee from high-risk areas, women, and children. Services and other supplies provided to those afflicted in Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, and Georgia include:

3.7 million cooked meals

127,294 food parcels

253,376 food vouchers

164,700 non-food items

89,283 hygiene kits

43,880 anti-human trafficking awareness sessions and educational materials

1.6 million nights of shelter

Emotional and spiritual care for 27,831 individuals

“The Salvation Army World Service Office’s service reflects not just the scale of the crisis but the resilience and generosity of staff, volunteers, and donors who have worked to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by the conflict,” said Tameka Sharp, Senior Technical Advisor for International Disaster Relief and Recovery for The Salvation Army World Service Office. “As it continues, our commitment to serving the people of Ukraine remains resolute. Through continued collaboration with local communities, international organizations, and other partners, The Salvation Army will continue to provide essential services, support, and hope to those affected by the ongoing crisis.”

For more information on The Salvation Army's continued response during the crisis in Ukraine, visit

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The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 24 million people in America overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, shelter for the homeless, and rehabilitation services for people in need. The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,000 centers of operation around the country. During times of disaster, 100% of designated donations to The Salvation Army are used for immediate response and long-term efforts. For more information, visit Follow us on X @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

About The Salvation Army World Service Office

The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) is an independent 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to improving the health, economic, and spiritual conditions of the poor throughout the world where The Salvation Army is active. Since 1977, SAWSO has helped people help themselves through sustainable programs that improve living conditions, combat the spread of disease, raise skill levels, increase productivity, and instill self-confidence.

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