Several organizations provide food, supplies, medical and legal aid.
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are displaced, on the front lines of the battle with Russia or waiting for the end of the invasion from their homes after Russia began its attack on Ukraine in the early morning hours of February 24.
Today, many people around the world are wondering how to help Ukrainians in the midst of the onslaught.
Here are some ways to support the effort:
Razom for Ukraine
The nonprofit collects donations for its emergency response project to provide medical supplies, humanitarian aid and support volunteers in the field.
The group also partners with other Ukrainian organizations such as Nova Ukraine, United Help Ukraine, Revived Soldiers Ukraine, Sunflower for Peace and Euromaidan-Warszava, according to its website.
The organization says it will use the funds to buy “tourniquets, bandages, combat gauzes, sterile towels and satellite phones”. It also indicates that it organizes “warehouses and delivery points in Poland and Ukraine”.
The charity GlobalGiving has launched a crisis relief fund in Ukraine that will provide shelter, food and water for the 500,000 refugees and more. The money will also be used for health and psychosocial care, as well as education and economic aid, according to the organization’s website.
“All donations to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund will support humanitarian relief in affected communities in Ukraine and surrounding areas where Ukrainian refugees have fled,” the fund’s page reads. “GlobalGiving’s local partners are bringing relief to terrified and displaced communities, and they need resources to continue their lifesaving work.”
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee is collecting financial donations that will be used to support resources and aid for displaced families.
The organization specializes in helping refugees around the world who have been forced from their homes. They target communities where people lack vital resources to resettle and recover from crises.
They also play a vital role in resettlement efforts in the United States.
Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders, an organization that provides medical care during humanitarian crises, still has workers in Ukraine despite the ongoing conflict.
Donations to Doctors Without Borders will fund these services as well as mass casualty kits, emergency medicine and preparedness training for local hospitals and more.
“[The] Teams in Ukraine are deeply concerned about the consequences of the conflict for the people and communities of Ukraine,” the website reads. “As hostilities continue, it will be essential to ensure the population’s access to health care and medicine. Our teams are exploring how they can adapt MSF activities to respond. »
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations refugee agency, is accepting donations to provide health care, legal assistance and on-the-ground supply support to refugees from Ukraine.
“UNHCR has stepped up our operations and capacities in Ukraine and neighboring countries,” the organization’s website says. “We remain firmly committed to supporting all affected populations in Ukraine and in countries in the region.”
Online rental company Airbnb has announced that it will provide free short-term accommodation to up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine through its nonprofit initiative Airbnb.org.
The organization urges anyone interested in opening their home to refugees to get involved: “We know that hosts and guests on Airbnb around the world will be eager to stand up and contribute to this massive effort to help those fleeing Ukraine,” Airbnb said. .org read.
“[Airbnb.org] will work closely with governments to best meet the specific needs of each country, including by offering longer stays,” the statement continued.