Emergency Appeals

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 …

Situation Report: Tornado Response in Kentucky and Surrounding States

December 14, 2021

Appeal Code: 628P Situation Devastating tornadoes ripped through Kentucky and other states in the U.S. midwest and south this weekend. As of yesterday, the death toll stood at 74 in Kentucky with more than 100 people still missing. Six people were killed in Illinois when an Amazon distribution center collapsed. The Washington Post reports that 25,000 people in southwestern Kentucky …

Updated Emergency Appeal: Haiti Earthquake

November 5, 2021

Appeal Code: 6773 This serves as an update to the Preliminary Emergency Appeal, issued on August 20. Situation A major 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, August 14. This disaster killed at least 2,248 people and injured more than 12,700. It destroyed buildings and infrastructure, impacting hundreds of thousands of people. Days later, Tropical Storm Grace compounded the situation, bringing …