Charity, social service

  • 6 November 2017, 13:10 | Charity, social service | 

    Protestants open already the 40th family-type children's home

    The German Charity Foundation “Bridge of Life”, together with the churches of the Evangelical Christian-Baptist Golgotha ​​and the Church of the Christians, built and provided housing for a family-type orphanage built on the basis of the Vasyliev family and the Nesteruki family of caregivers.

  • 6 November 2017, 10:19 | Charity, social service | 

    St Michael is waiting for his assistants

    For many years, long before the holiday of Nicholas, the Maltese Aid Service starts the traditional action “St. Nicholas comes to orphans.”

  • 20 October 2017, 12:57 | Charity, social service | 

    Roman Catholics to open shelter for single mothers near Kharkiv

    On October 21, a new shelter titled “Single Mother” will be opened in the urban settlement of Korotych near Kharkiv. This is a joint project implemented by the Diocese of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhya of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, the Catholic nuns – Missionaries of Charity (Orionists), who have been working in the streets with children and single mothers in crisis situations for over 20 years in Kharkiv Region, the diocesan press service reported.

  • 13 July 2017, 09:55 | Religion and society | 

    Cardinal Leonardo Sandri met with the IDPs from Donbas in Kharkiv

    On July 12, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Papal Nuncio Claudio Gugerotti and Patriarch of the UGCC, Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) arrived in Kharkiv. At the airport, they met the Exarch of Kharkiv of the UGCC Basil (Tuchapets), Bishop Jan (Sobilo) of the RCC and the clergy of the exarchate. This is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 25 April 2017, 10:41 | Charity, social service

    RCC opens in Slovyansk a rehabilitation center for people with war trauma

    On April 24, 2017, a psychological rehabilitation center PROMYR intended for people with trauma of war was opened in Slovyansk. The event gathered many guests not only from Donetsk region. Attending the opening were MPs of Ukraine Hanna Hopko, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children's Rights, Chairman of the Initiatives “Pope for Ukraine” Bishop Jan Sobilo.

  • 5 April 2017, 11:35 | Charity, social service

    Six thousand families of Donetsk and Luhansk regions to get potatoes and seeds from the Pope

    "SEED - food for every day. Providing people in the area of ​​military conflict with seeds for home gardens” - Charity Association “Emmanuel” has started a new project in the framework of the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine.”

  • 5 April 2017, 11:08 | Charity, social service

    On Easter needy residents of Lviv to have common festive breakfast

    On the paschal week, the Department of Social Protection of Lviv City Council is to organize the traditional Easter breakfast for the people who, due to certain life circumstances, are unable to live the spiritual atmosphere of the Resurrection of Christ in their family, this activity is aimed to save the familial spirit of the holiday and to enable the neediest to try themselves to Easter dishes.

  • 29 March 2017, 13:45 | Charity, social service

    Maltese Relief Service provides Caritas with field kitchens for the buffer zone

    On March 28, in Zaporizhia representatives of Maltese Aid Service, who arrived from Ivano-Frankivsk, officially handed over to Caritas Ukraine three field kitchens for use in the buffer zone, and the components for their functioning (fuel products) are provided as part of the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine.”

  • 26 March 2017, 11:21 | International relations

    Andrij Waskowycz, President of Caritas Ukraine, addressed the UN regarding the situation in Ukraine

    The war has claimed over 10,000 lives, and has injured 23,000 people. 2,000 of those killed were civilians, most of whom died as a result of indiscriminate shelling in civilian areas.

  • 22 March 2017, 12:22 | Charity, social service | view photo

    Jesuits present their experience of helping refugees and IDPs in Lviv

    Jesuit priest Oleksiy Bredelyev said that their service had been operating in Ukraine since 2008. Nine years ago, they bought a small house on Antonovych street, where a shelter for refugees was arranged. His first visitors were fugitives from Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq. Ukraine is seen as a transit country and is not always found themselves on their own. And after Russia had occupied Crimea and invaded the east of Ukraine, fugitives from these regions joined the number of the shelter’s inhabitants.

  • 10 March 2017, 09:48 | Charity, social service

    Caritas Ivano-Frankivsk UGCC helps to realize business dreams of IDPs from east

    Caritas Ivano-Frankivsk has officially handed over the equipment to 16 participants in the project “Integration and stabilization support by providing livelihood to IDPs and the population affected by the conflict in Ukraine”, which is implemented in the Ivano-Frankivsk region by the Charitable Foundation "Caritas Ivano-Frankivsk UGCC.”

  • 8 February 2017, 12:57 | Religion and culture | 

    Canadians to train Ukrainian military chaplains in Lviv

    This is the first such training for military clergymen in Ukraine, which continues at the premises of Sahaidachny National Academy of Ground Troops.

  • 2 February 2017, 10:26 | Charity, social service | 

    Svyatohirsk Lavra meets first refugees from Avdiyivka

    On February 1, 80 refugees, mostly children, arrived in the Holy Dormition Svyatohirsk Lavra.

  • 1 February 2017, 15:21 | Charity, social service | 

    Caritas mobilizes efforts to address the humanitarian crisis in Avdiyivka

    As Caritas-Ukraine told to RISU, the team of Caritas was the first humanitarian organization to have arrived in Avdyiyvka, already on January 31 it deployed a heating tent beside the tents of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine at the stadium ‘Chemist’ in Avdiyivka.

  • 2 November 2016, 11:13 | Charity, social service | 

    Maltese Aid Service invites volunteers to join the initiative "Saint Nicholas comes to orphans"

    On November 1, the charitable organization Maltese Aid Service in Ivano-Frankivsk launches a traditional action "Saint Nicholas comes to orphans.”

  • 1 November 2016, 13:41 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Italian doctors and Pope for Ukraine Committee study medical situation in frontline area

    Doctors who arrived from Italy specifically to study the situation in hospitals in eastern Ukraine and Kyiv saw the needs that are most urgent today.

  • 1 November 2016, 10:44 | Charity, social service | 

    Caritas Lviv launches a program to help IDPs and ATO veterans

    Highly qualified practitioners (lawyers, psychologists, business trainers and scholars) were involved to help find internally displaced persons, veterans ATO and their families with solutions to difficult situations today.

  • 24 October 2016, 19:21 | Charity, social service | 

    Ukrainian economist and philanthropist Bohdan Hawrylyshyn dies aged 90

  • 23 September 2016, 16:02 | Announcements | 

    Migration - the main topic of Ecumenical Social Week in Lviv

    Traditionally during the autumn season the representatives of various faiths, religious organizations, education, authorities, business, public sector, media and all people of good will gather and share their experience and work out solutions towards social problems.

  • 15 September 2016, 14:45 | Charity, social service | view photo | 

    Christians of Evangelical Faith hand over USD 800 thousand aid to hospital in Dnipro

    The Christians of Evangelical Faith, who live in Washington state (USA), provided aid to the military hospital in Dnipro in the amount of USD 800 thousand, according to RISU correspondent Sofia Bogutska. Local representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora gathered a huge container of valuable medical goods for trauma and surgical departments.