About four or five staff remain at the Mennonite Centre and are continuing the mission of delivering humanitarian aid in the Zaporizhzhia region in Ukraine as the war enters its second week.

Dave Regehr is a volunteer and board member of Friends of Mennonite Centre in Ukraine. He says the most current pressing need seems to be for food.

"Especially for seniors and little children," he noted. "The Centre is continuing their lunch program for seniors, as well as helping to fund several soup kitchens that have been organized by the local mayor."

In the last two days, the Centre has also funded significant food distribution in areas like Krasnogorovka where, according to an online update posted by the Mennonite Centre, not only are the locals experiencing hardships but so are about two dozen people who fled to the town when their own community, Volnovaha, was nearly entirely destroyed. Money has also been sent to the Centre's distribution network in areas south of Kharkiv.

ernments and so, we expect that to continue. The local mayor and so forth still seem to be in charge. Should there be a regime change, of course, then we would all have to reassess, but we don't hope for that."