Standing with Ukraine conflict refugees

The current Russian invasion of Ukraine is among the many destabilizing and destructive military interventions and other forms of warfare that are currently conducted overtly and covertly throughout the world without the approval of the UN Security Council.

The growing humanitarian crisis arising from the Russian invasion of Ukraine joins the man-made, war-related humanitarian catastrophes in Yemen, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Burma, Nigeria, and the Sahel region, all of which are scenes of violent competition involving domestic and foreign powers, including both state and non-state actors.

CSI stands in solidarity with the victims of war in Ukraine, especially the innocent civilians, and is committed to providing humanitarian aid to those in need regardless of ethnicity or religion.

CSI urges the combatants in Ukraine and their external supporters to deescalate military action, to establish a ceasefire and to negotiate a settlement that will guarantee all the people of Ukraine and neighboring states the right to life, to human dignity, to security and to all the freedoms found within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We encourage Christians throughout the world, whatever their tradition, to pray fervently and work diligently for peace and respect for fundamental human rights in the Ukrainian conflict zone.

“CSI does not support military actions or related activities, directly or indirectly.” CSI Articles of Association II (3).

Dr. John Eibner
International President
Christian Solidarity International

Read Dr. Eibner’s interview on Ukraine

Ukraine is being attacked by the Russian military, the plight of the population is increasing day by day. Christian Solidarity International (CSI) is using contacts inside Ukraine to deliver aid to civilians suffering on the ground. We are also working with our partners in neighboring countries to help refugees fleeing the conflict.

Since the 24th February, the noise of war can be heard in large parts of Ukraine. Rockets have hit residential buildings. Hundreds of civilians have been killed while thousands have been injured. Refugees are accepted in church houses or have completely left Ukraine. Women and children are on their own and are very scared. With winter temperatures gripping the country, heating material is scarce. Drinking water and food supplies are close to running out. The power grid is partially interrupted. While Western states have called on their citizens to leave, the local church is committed to those in need.

“Wars are a defeat for all parties involved. The only one who enjoys it is the devil who is already dancing on the heads of the corpses and playing with the pain of widows, orphans and grieving mothers,” describes a voice of the Universal Church, the Coptic Orthodox Bishop Raphael of Cairo, the current situation of Ukraine.

Since its foundation, CSI has been supporting vulnerable people in war zones in South Sudan, Iraq, Myanmar and most recently in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The people of Ukraine need our attention and prayers.