ICMC delegation visits Ukraine

In March 2023, an ICMC delegation flew to Ukraine on a solidarity visit. Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, ICMC Secretary General, led the delegation and was accompanied by Bruce Compton, Senior Director of International Outreach and Global Health with the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA-USA), and ICMC Program Manager in Ukraine, Christian Kostko.

For this second visit in less than a year, the delegation landed in Lviv, Western Ukraine, before traveling to Chortkiv, Kosiv, Kyiv, Bucha, and Irpin. There, they paid their respect to those who lost their lives, and to their families, since the beginning of the Russian invasion and ensured the people of Ukraine that they were not alone.

The delegation visited all projects funded by ICMC and met with program managers and participants. They also visited local churches and witnessed the engagement of bishops, priests, and parishioners in bringing assistance to those who needed it. Through this trip, they identified new potential projects and expanded partnerships in Ukraine.


ICMC provides assistance and protection to vulnerable people on the move and advocates for sustainable solutions for refugees and migrants.