A young boy who has fled the bombing in Odessa, Ukraine at the Palanca border crossing. Photo: Marijn Fidder, Caritas Germany.

Mission in Action - The Ukraine Emergency: An Online Seminar

Hear an update on the latest humanitarian situation in Ukraine from our partners in the field. You will hear incredible stories of courage, and how your donations are supporting countless vulnerable families fleeing war and conflict. 

Date: 16th February 2023

Time: 4pm AEDT 


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Webinar Information

Khalina providing support at the border. Photo Phillip Spalek/Caritas Germany.

Join us for a unique opportunity to hear directly from our program partners, who are on the ground supporting people affected by the war in Ukraine.

Date: 16th February 2023


4pm Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne (AEDT)

3pm Brisbane (AEST)

1pm Perth (AWST)

A recording of the event will be emailed to the registrants after the live seminar session.

For more information, please contact Suzannah Zhao.
Email: Suzannah.zhao@caritas.org.au
Phone: 02 8488 8405


Meet the Speakers

Gabriela Georgial

Shelter Program Manager of Catholic Relief Services Moldova  

Gabriela has been involved with work in Catholic Relief Services in Moldova over the past 8 months. She supports a great team that has been working to house refugees in Moldova since the start of the conflict. 

Odarka Bordun

Caritas Ukraine Communications Officer

Odarka has worked for over seven years for Caritas Ukraine. She has been on the front lines of the ongoing crisis, working to support those affected by the war.

"Caritas Ukraine is doing everything possible to assist people who suffer because of war … we appreciate all the people around the world who support us."

Damaris Pfendt

Humanitarian Emergencies Lead 

Damaris has worked for Caritas Australia for over 2 years, specialising in international development, post-conflict recovery, peacebuilding and human rights. She visited partners in Moldova, CRS, and leads the humanitarian emergency work.  

The vast majority of the refugee families from Ukraine [to Moldova] are actually staying with host communities. It is not just about housing and feeding all these people, but also about how we can prevent already vulnerable people from being exploited or even trafficked.

CRS Head of Programs, Federico Rota.

The humanitarian impact of the war in Ukraine

Emergency shelter for Ukrainians who have fled the conflict in Dohobrych, on the Ukrainian-Polish border. Photo Caritas Ukraine.

It has been nearly one year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Thanks to supporters like you, our partners are on the ground providing urgent assistance and relief to those in need.

  • 17.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance 
  • An estimated 7.8 million refugees fled to neighbouring countries 
  • Almost 750,000 Ukrainian refugees fled to Moldova
  • Around 5.5 million people are internally displaced
  • There are more than 18,358 civilian casualties in the country, including 7,031 killed and 11,327 injured.

If you would like to learn more about the Ukraine crisis, visit our Ukraine Emergency page

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