Irpin, Kyiv region, UkraineFebruary 24 marks one year since Russia invaded Ukraine, creating a humanitarian crisis and displacing hundreds of thousands of people.

As needs remain high, The Presbyterian Church in Canada continues to support those affected through Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D) . In addition, the PCC supports its local partner, the Reformed Church in Transcarpathia, assisting pastors and church workers in Ukraine.

PWS&D reports that generous Presbyterian support of almost $950,000 has made much-needed support to those affected possible through its work with the ACT Alliance and Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Aid has also been provided to farmers through the Reformed Church in Transcarpathia.

Ukrainian Council of Churches calls for day of national fasting and prayer

The World Council of Churches (WCC) shared a message from the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations , inviting all believers of all denominations to unite in fasting and prayer on February 24. “Millions of believers pray for an end to the war every day…” notes the call to prayer.

Read more from the WCC on the war in Ukraine, including a report detailing the destruction and ruin of some 500 churches, mosques, synagogues, educational and administrative buildings among Ukraine’s religious communities over the course of the year-long war.