Ukrainian Orphan Crisis

100% of Every Donation Goes Directly to Help Orphaned Children

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100% of Every Donation Goes Directly to Help Orphaned Children

Thousands of Ukrainian Orphans have been evacuated to Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Moldova and other countries due to the Russian Invasion. Others have made their way into western Ukraine. Volunteers have made extraordinary efforts to get children out out of harms way.

With bombings happening all around them they had to quickly gather documents, papers and passports, and left with little except the clothing they were wearing and maybe a favorite toy.

In April, The World Orphan Fund sent a team to Ukraine to see things first hand, and we are now providing emergency funding for food, medical supplies, housing, caregivers and transportation. We are working directly with NGOs and local volunteers on the ground.

  • While in Ukraine we visited 6 orphanages including a special needs home that grew by 400%, taking in children evacuated from other homes. We made an immediate decision to fund 7 additional caregivers for a year.

  • Most recently we sent emergency funds to cover food, fruit and water for 1,050 orphaned children at 12 homes in the Rivne region. The majority of those children have been moved from the East to get them out of the path of the war. Food will be acquired in Poland and Romania.

  • In August we will send a team of expert psychologists to Chernivtsi to train therapists. Right now there are only 6 trained in trauma in a city that has taken in 80,000 refugees (25,000 children). Our board members will visit additional homes in Western Ukraine to determine needs first-hand.

Our mission continues to grow and we urgently need your help. Please consider making a donation today. As always, 100% of every donation to the the World Orphan Fund goes directly to help orphaned children.

Thank you for your support!


R.J. Johnson
President, The World Orphan Fund

P.S - If you are aware of an orphanage in need, please contact me directly at Thank you.