Christmas hope shines through compassion and kindness for Ukraine’s children

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Christmas holds a special place in our hearts. It is a season of celebration, of families and friends coming together and making wonderful memories.

This year’s Christmas will be entirely different for all the children and families affected by the on-going conflict in Ukraine.

Millions of them are away from home and are separated from their families and loved ones. Many live in refugee centers of neighboring countries.

The joy and hope of Christmas may seem to be overshadowed by gloom and uncertainty. Yet amid the turmoil caused by this crisis, a glimmer of hope shines.

It is the love from individuals, organizations, governments, and agencies from across the world.

This love propelled them to generously share their blessings and support World Vision work in helping displaced Ukrainian children and families in Romania, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine.

World Vision is deeply honored by your act of kindness and compassion.

I consider it a privilege to be a part and to lead this response work. I have witnessed children and families receiving much-needed assistance because of your help.

Thank you for entrusting to us your valuable resources and for believing that together, with you as our partners we can help ease the suffering of the most vulnerable children and families.

The road to peace, recovery and rebuilding will be long and arduous, but your generosity proves that our dream of a caring, peaceful, and just world for children is always possible.

May joy, peace, hope, and love be with you and your families this Christmas season. God bless you more as you continue to give and share your blessings.

Angelina and Yulia show the Christmas cookie they designed wishing peace for their country during a visit in a Happy Bubble in Romania.


By Chris Palusky, Multi-Country Response Director, Ukraine Crisis Response