21 April 2016
On the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy,
Mission Without Borders is appealing for sponsors to support
families living in poverty in Ukraine...
16 March 2016
"When I was 16 in 1985 I heard the word 'Christ' for the
first time," Sarkis Ovanesyan, Mission Without Borders Field
Manager in Bulgaria says. "Before then it was forbidden, as under
communism, religion and Christ were taboo in Bulgaria. I was given
a copy of the Gospel of John and I read it al...
03 March 2016
This month the Sarny Soup Kitchen, part of MWB's
community centre in Sarny, Ukraine, is celebrating its 10th
anniversary. Since 2006, nearly 2,000 isolated older people and
individuals with disabilities have received support from our
'ministry on wheels...
25 February 2016
The Spring edition of MWB Voice is out now! In this
edition we go back to our roots as an organisation who smuggled
Bibles across the iron curtain and reflect on how this has
influenced our work today. ...
13 January 2016
We're pleased to release our review of 2015, containing our key
achievements and highlights of the year...
14 December 2015
On the 14th December 1995, presidents Izetbegovic, Tudjman, and
Milosevic, of Bosnia, Croatia and then-Yugoslavia, respectively,
signed the Dayton Agreement in a small town in the US state of
Ohio. The agreement marked the end of Europe's bloodiest conflict
since World War Two.
Two decades ago...
10 December 2015
This week, thousands of Albanians took to the streets of
Tirana in protest against the government...
03 December 2015
Katyusha and Villy have been our beneficiaries for three years.
They have been sleeping rough for 5 years. Villy has been with
cerebral palsy since her birth. Katyusha and her husband took a
loan for Villy's medical treatment and rehabilitation. Katyusha's
husband died unexpectedly and the situa...
24 November 2015
Mission Without Borders (MWB) sends humanitarian aid to
eastern Ukraine as concern grows for refugees returning to their
ruined homes this winter...
19 November 2015
Leaving a gift in your will is a wonderful way to make a
positive impact on the lives of vulnerable people in Eastern Europe
for many years to come. We recently received a legacy of £30,000 -
this is what we were able to achieve with such a substantial
12 November 2015
Last week, MWB International's new fundraising
writer Tom Allen visited the Sarny Centre in Ukraine. The centre
provides free education and training opportunities to vulnerable
young people in the region, but increased running costs have put
the centre's future at risk...
10 November 2015
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that
5,000 refugees will enter Europe every day this winter. Of the six
Eastern European countries MWB works in, Bulgaria has been most
significantly affected by Europe's refugee crisis. Bulgaria is the
poorest country in the EU, but it...
10 November 2015
"I must serve soup for my guests", Ana says in her room at
the elderly care home in Slimnic, Romania, which Mission Without
Borders supports in partnership with a local church.
Ana is 93, and is of German-Saxon origin, an ethnic group
who populated Transylvania for centuries until the fall of...
05 October 2015
Emergency measures are being taken to try to save MWB's
Sarny Centre from closing down in Ukraine. The centre provides
vital training opportunities to children living in deprivation who
would otherwise lack access to education and employment, but
is threatened with closure due to spiralling...
25 September 2015
In the Autumn edition of MWB Voice we explore the issues
of justice and equality, and how they affect boys and girls living
in poverty in Eastern Europe. ...
24 September 2015
Unexploded shells in the East of Ukraine have been
reported, endangering lives during the Autumn
18 September 2015
Remember when we introduced you to Cristi? After his mother
abandoned him and his younger siblings, his grandmother took them
in. Life is hard for Cristi, who wakes up at dawn every day to tend
to the family's animals before school. His grandmother relies on
him to help feed the family...
10 September 2015
This year, over 3,500 children across Eastern Europe attended
MWB's summer camps. We would like to thank everyone who donated,
spread the word and even held their own fundraising events for
summer camps. Your generosity helped make this year's camps a huge
success - thank you...
01 September 2015
Kostyantyn was a church pastor in his home town of Makiivka,
which is 16km outside Donetsk and forms part of the region that has
been most badly hit by the conflict. He has three children aged 11,
14 and 16. When militants occupied his community, Kostyantyn's
church was subject to regular intimi...
01 September 2015
Children across Eastern Europe return to school this
week, ready for exciting new challenges and experiences. However
for some of the region's poorest children, the cost of preparing
for the new school year is a burden their families cannot