On February 24th, 2022 the world was stunned and horrified when Russian
President, Vladimir Putin
started a war in Eastern Europe by invading Ukraine.
Hundreds of Ukrainians have died so far, including children, while millions have become refugees fleeing their homes and seeking refuge and safety in bordering European countries like Poland.
One of the pains of war for those on the outside is watching the horror from afar and feeling useless and hopeless every day the conflict continues.
As the crisis unfolds and our screens are filled with images and stories of suffering many of us are looking for ways to help.
I’ve collected some responsible organisations that are doing critical humanitarian work right now.
If you're in a position to do so please consider making a donation to add to the benefits these efforts can have for the wellbeing of Ukrainian people - children, women, and men.
Whether you can give $10 or $100, every dollar counts and contributes to helping the people of Ukraine survive the horror of war.
Thank you for sharing your love. xx
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UNHCR is delivering the crucial basics like blankets, sleeping mats, family tents, winter kits, water containers, sanitary items and more, as well as providing cash assistance to people forced to become refugees.
Project Hope is getting essential medicines and medical supplies to Ukrainians who need them.
Similar to UNHCR, IOM is providing emergency services in healthcare, shelter, winter supplies, and protection and is scaling up its humanitarian operations in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.
The Red Cross is providing emergency relief assistance such as shelter, health, water, and sanitation, while sharing specialist aid workers to assist local teams to respond to the crisis and helping people restore contact with family members separated by the crisis.
Helping distribute food, water, hygiene kits, sleeping bags and money for supplies to displaced families in Ukraine, CARE are also
working with other partners to support those who have fled the conflict and made it to neighbouring countries.
Urgently ramping up efforts to deliver aid to children and families whose lives hang in the balance UNICEF is trucking safe water and
prepositioning health, hygiene and emergency education supplies to the most vulnerable children and families.
Following reports that a number of African and Indian students have faced discrimination and racism at the border of Poland while trying to escape to safety, Fundacja Ocalenie has stepped in to provide urgent support.
The Urgent Action Fund is helping support women, transgender, and nonbinary activists on the ground in and around Ukraine, by providing flexible funding, access to communication channels, and medical support.
Fight for Right promotes and protects the human rights of people living with disabilities in Ukraine. In response to the crisis, Fight
for Right is coordinating accessible shelter, evacuations, and emergency services – ensuring those living with disabilities aren’t
left out of the humanitarian efforts. Their
page is the place for direct donations.
The Kyiv Independent, an English-language media outlet, was launched three months ago and was created on the principles of independent
journalism and free-press. The goal of their
Go Fund Me campaign is to keep the accurate news coming.