Guided by their faith and love of God, Salvation Army officers, employees and volunteers in Ukraine are undertaking vital work to help millions of people affected by the conflict with Russia.
Since the war began, frontline workers have provided urgently needed practical and emotional support, delivering essential provisions to people impacted by the worsening situation. Churches are being used as emergency shelters, providing beds for as many people as possible. Volunteers and officers are providing hot meals by train stations, where safe, and at churches where possible.
The work of administrative staff such as Ivan Berezkin, 41, is crucial. Ivan is co-ordinating donations and financial transfers so their vital work can continue as long as is necessary.
Ivan celebrated his birthday on the day the war broke out and said most people did not believe it would happen as many people in Ukraine have relatives in Russia.
Ivan was forced to flee his home after the conflict started and relocate to a bomb shelter with only a wooden pallet for a bed. When Russian troops got too close, he and his family left. Ivan believes faith has guided and kept him and his family safe throughout.