22 things you can do
For nearly a month, Ukraine has been under siege. The Russian invasion displaced millions of civilians from their homes and thousands were killed in the conflict. As Putin’s army continues to push into Ukrainian territory, one thing is clear: Ukraine and its people face immense and immediate danger, and they need all the help they can get.
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No doubt many of you are looking for ways to do your part right now. And while, of course, very few of us have the power to get involved in really big and impactful things like enforcing sanctions or freezing Russia’s foreign assets, there are still some pretty easy things you can do. Here are some places you can donate and make a difference.
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The Ukrainian Red Cross, which does a lot of humanitarian things, from helping refugees to training doctors. Donate here.
The British Red Cross, who appealed to raise funds for food, medical supplies, shelter and water. Donate here.
Revived Soldiers Ukraine, which funds medicine and medical supplies for frontline army hospitals. Donate here.
New Ukraine, a Ukraine-based nonprofit that provides civilians with everything from baby food to hygiene products, clothing and household items. Donate here.
Sunflower for peace, which provides first aid backpacks to frontline doctors and paramedics. Donate here.
Children‘s voices, a charity whose aim is to help children recover from the psychological trauma of war. More info here.
Doctors Without Borders, whose base in Ukraine provides treatment for a range of regional illnesses and medical conditions. More info here.
The Kyiv Independent, an English language newspaper based in Ukraine. Not to honk, but journalism can be pretty darn important. Help ensure accurate reporting by donating to The Kyiv IndependentThe Patreon and GoFundMe pages.
HOPE project, a humanitarian organization that provides medical supplies and assistance to refugees in Ukraine and once they have fled to neighboring countries. Donate here.
International Medical Corps, whose teams are already on the ground in Ukraine providing medical and mental health care. Donate here.
CARE, an international aid organization aimed at providing food, water, hygiene kits, social services and more to Ukrainians in need. Donate here.
UNICEF, a global charity focused on the well-being of children, providing water, nutrition, healthcare and education. Donate here.
UNHCR, a United Nations organization that focuses on helping Ukrainian refugees both in Ukraine and in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Donate here.
save the children, an international charity that provides children with food, water and safety. Donate here.
choose love, a non-profit organization that not only provides medical care, food, clothing, shelter, and legal aid, but also helps support Ukraine’s LGBTQ+ community. Donate here.
Specifically help Ukrainian BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and disabled refugees, all currently facing significant additional challenges. This Linktree page provides a range of links and resources.
Airbnb.org, who is looking for a different kind of donation. Airbnb’s charity arm has pledged to temporarily house 100,000 people fleeing the conflict and is looking for people to offer their homes. Find out more and get involved here.
Accommodation for Ukraine, a government initiative in the UK encouraging residents to offer their homes and to host Ukrainian families fleeing the conflict. Learn more here.
Help for refugees Europe, a charity with a support team in Moldova helping refugees on the ground with food, shelter and more. Learn more here.
Muslim hands, a charity distributing emergency kits containing food, blankets and hygiene products in Poland. Learn more here.
room for refugees, a UK-based charity aiming to help Ukrainian refugees navigate the UK visa process. Learn more here.
WONDER Foundation, an organization providing resources and support to women and children fleeing Ukraine. WONDER works with other partners on the ground in Poland – find out more here.