Working on the Ground in Ukraine

Christian Aid, which has a base in the island, says it has donated £1m worth of first aid kits to people in Ukraine.

The funds are from the DEC emergency appeal that has raised more than £200m so far, including money raised and donated from on the Isle of Man.

Patrick Watt, Christian Aid’s Interim CEO, said: ‘The British people want us to respond swiftly inside Ukraine after witnessing the appalling suffering of Ukrainian civilians. We’ve done that today in a way that is tangible and meets an urgent need.’

The charity is working with its partners Crown Agents’ who are the emergency response on the ground in Ukraine. They are working directly with Ukraine’s Ministry of Health on the ground to supply 10,000 trauma kits for civilians caught up in the fighting.

Fergus Drake, Crown Agents’ CEO, said: ‘We are incredibly grateful to Christian Aid for its donation that will help save lives. Some members of our Ukrainian team are still in Kyiv, bravely delivering support to the Ministry of Health. We also have our satellite offices in Lviv and in Poland and Slovakia to help manage our response to this crisis.’

Support This Urgent Appeal 

You can support families fleeing this devastating conflict by making a donation today. Examples of how your support can help include: 

  • £100 could provide essential hygiene supplies for ten people for one month 
  • £2000 could provide emergency food for 100 people for one month  
  • £5000 could provide blankets for 1,000 people, helping them to stay warm   
  • What will happen next is unclear, but with your help DEC charities can scale up their response and help families affected by the conflict through this crisis.

For more info about helping from the Isle of Man, email Louise Whitelegg at