This is Ukraine’s second winter amid full-scale war – its civilian infrastructure continues to be targeted by the Russian missile and drone attacks. Lives are cut short, and millions remain in dire need of humanitarian aid.

Since late November of last year, the CUF-UCC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal has been running its second Winterization program in Ukraine in response to the local needs identified by our long-term partners on the ground. The program was tailored to help the most vulnerable population in Ukraine residing predominantly along the frontlines (Kharkivska, Donetska, Dnipropetrovska, Zaporizka, Sumska, Mykolaivska oblasts, etc.) as well as those internally displaced to central and western regions of Ukraine.

Winterization program 2024:

Where possible, our projects were sourced (produce for food boxes) and manufactured (beds, bedding, blankets and stoves) locally to support the country and its people from within.

“Last year, when we identified the need for stoves and received a grant from CUF to do the project, it not only provided a source of heat to people in need, it also helped a local manufacturer of stoves survive,” said Olena Prevarska, project manager, Youth Movement “Be Free”. “Since then, the company has improved its manufacturing process and is now working on multiple orders.” 

This life-sustaining assistance through the CUF-UCC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal would not be possible without our donors – thank you for supporting our continuous humanitarian efforts in Ukraine!

OCHA (The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) estimates that 14.6 million people in Ukraine (over 40% of current population) will be in need of humanitarian aid in 2024 – please keep supporting Ukrainians by donating to Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal!


Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal (UHA) was launched in January of 2022 by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) to coordinate the provision of humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to civilians impacted by Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, including relief for displaced persons in Europe and Canada.

Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) – founded in 1995, CUF has a strong track record of providing humanitarian assistance to Ukraine in the areas of healthcare, education and civil society. CUF collaborates with aid providers in Ukraine, Canada, and beyond to maximize impact and cost-effectiveness of ur support.