This week we pause to help the people of Ukraine.
Here are 12 initiatives that you can support immediately - financially or otherwise.
Also note there are lots of great local initiatives being set up where people are collecting material (dry food such as rice, yoga mats and/or sleeping mats, hot water bottles, tampons/pads, flasks, sleeping bags, etc.) to bring to the Polish/Ukrainian border. So have a good look around you which initiatives are developing.
Good trustworthy organizations that you can directly donate to are:
International Rescue Committee:
The IRC is on the ground in Poland and preparing to support displaced families.
UNHCR has been working in Ukraine since 1994, alongside local authorities, partners and community organizations. UNHCR has delivered essential aid to persons affected by the conflict, refugees and stateless people in the country.
You can help support Ukraine by donating here.
International Committee of the Red Cross:
The Ukrainian Red Cross does loads of humanitarian work, from aiding refugees to training doctors.
Help UNICEF on repairing schools damaged by the bombings and providing an emergency response to children affected by the conflict.
Voices of Children:
Voices of Children is a Ukraine-based aid organization that provides psychological support to children who have witnessed war.
These days VOC is providing non-stop assistance to affected children and families from all over the country, providing emergency psychological assistance, and assisting in the evacuation process.
Global Empowerment Mission:
Global Empowerment Mission has established a welcome center in Medyka, Poland/Ukraine border. Welcome center will serve as a complimentary Travel Relocation center and aid center. Donate here to help relocate thousands of women and children.
Nova Ukraine is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about Ukraine in the US and throughout the world and providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
World Central Kitchen:
WCK has provided tens of millions of fresh, nourishing meals for communities around the world. Your donation today will be used to support our emergency food relief efforts and resilience programs.
GoFundMe for Ukraine:
Anna Dezyk is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain. They are working with accredited and registered Ukrainian charities to provide medicines, food and critical services to support the most vulnerable to overcome the consequences and trauma of war.
Donate today to the #HelpUkraine Emergency Appeal. https://www.gofundme.com/f/helpukraine
CARE’s Ukraine Crisis Fund aims to reach four million people with emergency assistance – particularly innocent families, women and girls, and the elderly who are likely to suffer the most from this crisis. https://www.care.org/?_ga=2.138508211.125734175.1646075962-902852937.1646075962
Razom for Ukraine:
Organization of volunteers that works to unlock the potential of Ukraine. https://razomforukraine.org/donate/
The Ukrainian government:
If you want to support with crypto currency (Bitcoin, ETH and USDT) follow @Ukraine on Twitter where you can find their crypto address.
Get involved and help the people of Ukraine!