According to Romanian news outlets, over 260,000 Ukrainians have fled the war and entered Romania in the last week. People come by foot or by car, and the queues at the border vary from 5 hours to 2 days, in winter conditions.

Romania does not have a very good infrastructure for such disasters and a lot of the help comes from individuals and churches.

We are working on the ground with Dan Iacob, a missionary who has been involved in work in Ukraine since the war broke out in 2014 in the Donbas. He coordinates drives back and forth across the border to help people out of Ukraine, housing in Romania, distributes food packages (in Ukraine and Romania), gives hygiene kits and buys bus or plane tickets to those who want to travel further to Western Europe.

Most of the refugees want to travel further to Western Europe and the US but many do not have the funds or connections yet to leave Romania.