In recent days, homes in Ukraine have been damaged or destroyed. Innocent civilians are being killed, families and lives are being torn apart. The UN is reporting hundreds of thousands of people on the move inside the country or trying to leave. They are predicting as many as 12 million people may need humanitarian assistance inside Ukraine.
Additionally, the UN predicts that as many as 4 million refugees may be seen as a result of this crisis. More than 874,000 people are reported to have already fled Ukraine to neighboring countries [as of Tuesday 1 March 2022].
ShelterBox is responding to the Ukraine crisis. A team is on their way. We will be sending aid and are working to understand who is doing what so we can avoid duplication and get as many people as possible the support they need.
We are liaising with Rotary and Rotaract leadership and members in the region to coordinate information and better understand the situation. We have connected with District 2231 in Poland and with the wider regional coordination framework under RI Director Katarina Kotsalis.
We need your help.
Your District's support today will provide lifesaving aid for families affected by the Ukraine crisis. Any additional money raised will help ShelterBox provide emergency shelter to families affected by disaster around the world.
As official Project Partners in international disaster relief, Rotary and ShelterBox work together to ensure no one is left without shelter after disaster. Donating to ShelterBox is the best way Rotarians can take immediate action to help families affected by disasters around the world. 
Donations can be made online through the button below or by mailing a cheque to ShelterBox Canada, 159 Jane Street, Office 2, Toronto, ON, 
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This is a rapidly developing situation; there will be more updates in the coming days. For the most up-to-date information on ShelterBox's response please follow us online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Gratefully yours,
Stephanie Christensen
Executive Director
ShelterBox Canada