Ukraine is Europe's second largest country, and is a land of wide, fertile agricultural plains, with large pockets of heavy industry in the east.
While Ukraine and Russia share common historical origins, the west of the country has close ties with its European neighbours.
Ravaged by war and occupation, Ukraine has taken time to recover since its days of Soviet rule - poverty, alcohol addiction and the highest European rate of HIV+ infections leaves deep scars.
For a profile on the country we suggest the BBC website on Ukraine
Our work in Ukraine is currently in two cities: Mukachevo in the West and Dneprodzerzhynsk in the East.
We also have a vital role in caring for, and preventing Abandoned Babies.
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