It is the third week of Russia’s war in Ukraine. It is hoped that crippling Russia’s economy will slow down or end the war, as most western powers have imposed economic sanctions on it in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
Violence, however, has only increased so far. Many of us are watching from afar and wondering how we can help ordinary Ukrainian people whose homes, cities, and lives are being destroyed before our eyes.
Acts of compassion and generosity can make a huge difference in times of humanitarian crises like this. A wide variety of organizations provide aid to Ukrainian refugees directly in Ukraine or countries bordering Ukraine.
You can donate directly to the following organizations to support Ukraine’s war victims.
How to Donate to Organizations in Ukraine
The Ukrainian Red Cross
During the war, the Red Cross served those affected by the armed conflict on the front lines. Aside from providing shelter, food, and necessities, the Ukrainian Red Cross assists people inside the country with evacuations and evacuation assistance.
World Central Kitchen
A disaster relief organization called World Central Kitchen (WCK) has provided hot meals directly to people in need in disaster zones since 2010. Ukraine and its bordering countries are currently the focus of WCK’s work.
Global Giving Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund
Throughout Ukraine, Global Giving raises funds for local nonprofits. Your donation to the fund will provide refugees with essentials, such as health care, psychological support, education, and economic assistance.
Founded in Ukraine, Vostok SOS assists in areas of conflict within the country. In the aftermath of the shelling, the organization accepts donations for aiding local people, evacuating the vulnerable, and providing trauma support to the survivors.
Bringing Ukrainians up to date with the latest developments is possible by direct donations to the Ukrainian media. The Ukrainian media outlets are running during the war thanks to a GoFundMe campaign launched by various organizations.
Kyiv School of Economics
Its charitable foundation provides equipment to those directly involved in the war through an initiative from the Kyiv School of Economics. In addition to bulletproof vests and helmets, this equipment was provided to Ukrainian Paramedic Association, Ukrainian State Emergency Service, and Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces. A total of $5.9 million has been raised as of March 10.
Humanity & Inclusion
A nongovernmental organization dedicated to supporting people with disabilities in conflict, poverty, and disaster zones, Humanity & Inclusion (H&I) helps people with disabilities in conflict and poverty zones.
Workers from H&I have arrived in Ukraine to assess how it can support the distribution of medical equipment, post-operative care of injured people, and mental health support for the disabled.
In addition to emergency kits, donations will be used to provide mental health support and rehabilitation services.
USA for UNHCR
The USA for UNHCR program raises funds to aid Ukrainian refugees displaced by the war by providing emergency supply kits, establishing
transit centers, and providing temporary shelter. All donations to the organization will support Ukrainian refugees from its restricted donation fund. A recent partnership with Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds matched $1 million in grants.
Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE)
Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to crisis response. Ukrainian refugees are being supported by CORE in Poland. In addition to providing cash assistance to displaced families, donations will be used to distribute hygiene kits featuring soap, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes, thermal blankets, and other essentials.
The Sovereign Order of Malta’s humanitarian relief agency, Malteser International, is currently assisting Ukraine with relief efforts. In addition to providing food, shelter, emergency medical assistance, and more, the organization also provides service to its neighboring countries. The donation page details how you can contribute to its work in Ukraine.
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