How You Can Help the People in Ukraine
Many of our friends and partners have asked for ways to help the people of Ukraine.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the leading expert in helping donors maximize their impact in response to domestic and global disasters, has shared the following information:
“Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assaults on multiple cities in Ukraine began overnight on Feb. 24 and continued throughout the day. Putin stated that Russian forces are targeting Ukrainian military infrastructure, not people or communities. However, deaths have been reported. This latest attack is part of a multi-year crisis stemming back to 2014 and beyond.
Our response to this crisis is focused on humanitarian needs that arise, particularly among internally-displaced peoples and refugees. We are not looking at the conflict itself except in how it affects population movement and humanitarian needs.”
Below is a brief list of 501(c)(3) organizations and their efforts responding to the ongoing needs in Ukraine.
- Americares - providing health services by delivering medicine, medical supplies, emergency funding and relief items to emergency medical teams in crisis situations.
- CARE - campaigning to raise $20 million to provide immediate aid including food, water, hygiene kits, support services and direct cash assistance for at least 4 million Ukrainians.
- Center for Disaster Philanthropy - addressing humanitarian needs that arise, particularly among the most vulnerable, marginalized and at-risk internally-displaced peoples and refugees.
- Doctors without Borders - working to set up emergency response activities in Ukraine and dispatching teams to Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia. Teams are also ready to respond in Russia and Belarus.
- International Committee of the Red Cross - helping people affected by the conflict and supporting the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross.
- International Medical Corps - working with local partners to provide physical and mental health services. Also focusing on gender-based violence for protection of women and children.
- UNICEF - supporting health, nutrition, HIV prevention, education, safe drinking water, sanitation and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
- UN Refugee Agency - providing children with psychosocial support, individuals with legal counselling, and families with shelter from harsh winter weather.
- Save the Children - helping deliver essential humanitarian aid to vulnerable children in Ukraine.
- The Rotary Foundation - providing relief to refugees or other victims of the crisis including items such as water, food, shelter, medicine and clothing through their Disaster Response Fund.