Emergency Appeals

Situation Report: Flooding Response in Eastern Kentucky

August 12, 2022

Appeal Code:  Situation Following severe storms and heavy rainfall from late July, eastern Kentucky has been devastated by deadly flooding. Many of these communities were still recovering from recent tornadoes and flooding, making them highly vulnerable during the storms. Today, the American Red Cross reported that about 1,400 homes have been destroyed or severely damaged due to the flooding. The …

Emergency Appeal: Russian Invasion of Ukraine

April 26, 2022

Appeal Code: 6642 Situation Russia launched an unprovoked attack on the sovereign neighboring nation of Ukraine on February 24. In the two months since, more than 11 million Ukrainians have fled their homes, including more than 5 million refugees who have fled to other nations. More than 400,000 Ukrainians have fled to neighboring Moldova since the invasion. Many continued their …

Updated Situation Report: Russian Invasion of Ukraine

March 30, 2022

Updated Situation Report: Russian Invasion of Ukraine March 30, 2022 This is an update to the March 1 announcement of the Ukraine Crisis Response Fund. SITUATION Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to one of the largest refugee crises in recent years. In about five weeks, more than 4 million Ukrainians have fled to surrounding countries in search of safety. …

Emergency Response Fund: Russian Invasion of Ukraine

March 1, 2022

Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine has triggered a massive humanitarian upheaval. More than 670,000 Ukrainians have crossed into other countries in search of safety from the violence. “At this rate, the situation looks set to become Europe’s largest refugee crisis this century,” the UNHCR said today. Ukraine has already been a leading country of origin for refugees arriving in the …

Emergency Appeal: Tornado Response in Kentucky and Surrounding States

December 23, 2021

Appeal Code: 628P Situation A series of devastating tornadoes ripped through Kentucky and other states in the U.S. midwest and south earlier this month. The death toll in Kentucky is now 76, which ties the state record for storm-related deaths. Another 14 people were killed in surrounding states. The Kentucky VOAD, which stands for Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, has …