UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN CATASTROPHE

Save Ukraine Now serves as a non-partisan coalition to alleviate Ukraine’s humanitarian catastrophe by providing direct aid to the Ukrainian people and serving as a voice to governments, media, NGOs as well as to the general public.

            Ukraine Humanitarian Catastrophe Threatens Millions

Five million people have been affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine. More than two million have been driven from their homes; 1.7 million children need aid. The suffering have inundated the entire nation, straining resources and stretching the capabilities of established relief organizations. With renewed fighting expected this summer, the situation could rapidly escalate.

 

Dr. Gary Kellner launched Save Ukraine Now (SUN) to alleviate Ukraine’s

humanitarian catastrophe. After two decades founding and leading

community-based programs in Ukraine, he knows how to deliver aid to the

most desperate by working with faith-based communities. In fact, SUN has

created the best micro-distribution network in the country by enlisting

10,000 to 15,000 churches and synagogues to reach neglected local villages.

 

Within six weeks of launching, SUN sent out its first medical team and

supplied enough fuel to a refugee center to provide heat for the entire

winter. In December, SUN hosted a holiday event at Kiev’s City Administration

building for 1,500 orphans, some grieving the recent loss of their parents

due to the conflict.

 

This Spring, SUN launched Ukraine Survival, a national campaign to fill

containers with clothes, medical supplies and personal hygiene items for

the refugees. Kick-off events in Detroit and Chicago drew more than 1,000

participants who attended city-wide prayer breakfasts, banquets and related

events. General (ret.) Wesley K. Clark, former Commander of NATO and SUN’s Board Chairman, shared strategic briefings at both locations.

 

Please spend a few minutes on our site. It will provide you with current news about Ukraine and show you how to join with thousands of civic organizations, faith communities and people of good will to Save Ukraine Now!

PS: Please visit http://www.saveukrainenow.org/ukraine-survival.html for all the documents you will need and to help publicize your organization’s participation. We will work together with you closely every step of the way!

Save Ukraine Now wood delivery in war-torn Ukraine

The New Ukraine

US Ukraine Forum in DC

Cecil the Lion and Moral Outrage

Saving Ukraine 1 Container a Time

New Momentum for SUN

Local Ukrainian-Americans sending supplies, clothes overseas - see report

 

Local Ukrainian-Americans sending supplies, clothes overseas - see report

 

 

 

Save Ukraine Now on a Medical Mission treating local community in a gym

Save Ukraine Now on a Medical Mission treating local community in a gym

 

 

 

Save Ukraine Now on a Medical Mission treating local community in a gym

 

Save Ukraine Now on a Medical Mission treating local community in a gym

 

 

Food deliveries to Slavyansk

 

Food deliveries to Slavyansk

UN OCHA Report MORE

Luhansk Oblast IDP  MORE
Internally Displaced People Chart  MORE

 

SAVE UKRAINE NOW RECENT NEWS COVERAGE


Families gather goods to ship to war-torn Ukraine (Oakland Press, July 15, 2015)

 

Group's first shipment will help displaced Ukrainians (Macomb Daily News, July 11, 2015)

 

Local Ukrainian-Americans sending supplies, clothes overseas (OaklandPress, June 11, 2015)

 

 

LATEST NEWS

Eastern Europe warns West not to ignore Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine

 

UAToday, November 19.  While Putin courts Hollande, Merkel and Obama over Islamic State, Russian militants go on offensive

 

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania along with Poland are warning of Russian backsliding on implementing the Ukrainian ceasefire deal agreed in February.

 

The Baltics all have ethnic Russian minorities and were unnerved when Putin declared last year that Moscow had the right to intervene with military force if necessary to protect Russian speakers abroad. Frequent Russian air incursions near Baltic airspace have added to jitters.

 

"There cannot be bargaining over compliance of the (ceasefire) conditions," Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas has said, insisting the deal must be fulfilled to the last letter. "Cooperation elsewhere does not mean for Europe concessions in its neighbourhood," he told parliament on Tuesday.

 

But the Paris attacks and last month's downing of a Russian airliner over Egypt, both claimed by Islamic State, have created a sense that Western capitals and Moscow have a common interest in battling the militants.  MORE

 

 

 

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French President François Hollande speak on the side of the Normandy Four Summit in Paris October 2. Th

 

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French President François Hollande speak on the side of the Normandy Four Summit in Paris October 2. The summit revealed that Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel simply want Ukraine to “go away.” Credit: Présidence de la République - J. Bonet, L. Blevennec

 

"No Fighting" in Ukraine is Not "Peace"

 

Atlantic Council, Oct 21.  The main problem with the West's approach to Russian President Vladimir Putin is that it doesn't seem to know who it's dealing with. In an excellent article in Foreign Policy, Raymond Tanter states the bleatingly obvious—the Russian leader is nothing but a bully and should be treated as such. While the United States and Europe favor a "win-win" approach, Putin prefers the "I win, you lose" model. Any attempt to find common ground with someone who thinks this way is doomed to fail. They tend to view a desire to compromise as a sign of weakness.

 

So now that we have that out of the way, the fact that heavy weapons have been silenced in the Donbas and the Russian propaganda machine is focusing its coverage on Syria (and a recent blast of lies on MH17) is unfortunately not good news for Ukraine. The recent summit in Paris in early October revealed that French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel simply want Ukraine to "go away."

 

In Paris, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko got a French proposal under which Ukraine would need to pass a special law setting out the rules for local elections in the rebel-held areas. This should be done in consultation with the separatists, in other words—Moscow. In addition, the separatist leaders are to be given amnesty so that they can run in these elections. If international observers deem the elections acceptable, Ukraine is to regain control over these territories.

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