The conflict that began in eastern Ukraine in 2014 meant that, even before the events of 2022, Ukraine had sunk to being the poorest country in Europe.
On February 24th, 2022, Russian forces undertook a full-scale invasion. Since then, tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions of people have now become refugees in countries such as Poland, Moldova, Romania and Slovakia.
Ukraine faces an enormous humanitarian crisis. In response to the devastating effects of the war, Mission Without Borders has engaged in distributing tens of thousands of urgently-needed parcels of food and hygiene products.
The conflict has created an educational crisis: 60% percent of Ukraine's children have been driven from their homes, and it is estimated that more than 3000 educational institutions have been shelled, with 500 destroyed.