As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, leaving hundreds dead and millions of Ukrainian citizens displaced, Americans thousands of miles from the war zone are looking for reputable ways to help those affected by the war.
Here is a list of organizations working to help Ukrainians in this crisis.
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this Non-profit organization based in Santa Barbara The organization provides emergency medical care and disaster relief worldwide. It is widely regarded as one of the most influential international aid organizations Charity Navigator’s top 10 list and received a perfect score from the nonprofit review site.
Direct Relief says it has sent more than 30 tons of medical aid to Ukraine since the war broke out.
For more information on donating to Direct Relief’s Ukraine Fund, visit click here.
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
Doctors Without Borders is an independent organization that provides medical care where it is most needed. His team in Ukraine is working to improve citizens’ access to the health care they need and to train the country’s doctors and nurses to provide wartime medical care.
For more information on helping, see click here.
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS
The Red Cross is helping those affected by the ongoing conflict. This week the agency has been working to bring water to the people of Dokuchaevsk and Donetsk, Red Cross President Peter Maurer said in a statement.
You can make a cash donation to the Red Cross efforts in Ukraine by: click here.
Nova Ukraine, a non-profit organization based in Palo Alto, California, aims to raise awareness of Ukraine in the United States and around the world. They also provide humanitarian aid to those in need in Ukraine and support efforts to “build a strong civil society, reform its education system and eradicate corruption.”
REVIVED SOLDIERS UKRAINE
Based in Nevada, Resuscitated soldiers Ukraine is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the people of Ukraine “in support of their basic human rights and medical rehabilitation of Ukrainian soldiers”.
The website lists various ways to help the organization that can be found here.
UKRAINE CRISIS MEDIA CENTER
The Ukraine Crisis Media Center, a Kyiv-based NGO, was founded in 2014 when Russia occupied Crimea. The group wants to “promote the development of a self-sufficient Ukrainian state and society.”
The Ukraine Crisis Media Center offers tips how to help Ukraine in this crisis.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provides assistance, support and protection to those displaced by violence. The agency says nearly three million people in Ukraine will need humanitarian assistance this year. click here to donate to the UNHCR Fund for Ukraine.
UNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a UN agency that oversees and provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children around the world. UNICEF works to provide clean water and other necessities and ensure that children and families in need are immediately supported.
For more information about UNICEF and to donate, click here.
UNITED AID UKRAINE
Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, this nonprofit organization works to help those on the front lines protecting Ukraine, along with the families of those who have been wounded or killed and those who have been forced to evacuate their homes. To United Help Ukraine focuses on fundraising and raising awareness of the Ukraine crisis.
For more information on helping, see click here.
VOICES OF CHILDREN
This organization helps children affected by the war in eastern Ukraine. According to its website, Voices of Children provides psychological and psychosocial support to affected children. Here’s how you can help.
“Global Giving connects nonprofit organizations, donor and companies in almost every country in the world. “We help other nonprofit organizations access the funding, tools, training and support they need to serve their communities,” the organization said site states.
You can donate to this effort here.
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) works to help victims of humanitarian crises in over 40 affected countries and communities in Europe and America.
“We are mobilizing resources that will provide vital support to people forced to leave their homes. Our teams are already on the ground in Poland, working with our local partners in both Poland and Ukraine,” the IRC website reads.
You can donate to IRC here.
CARE says its humanitarian organization is helping families fleeing violence in Ukraine by supporting local partners and providing food, water and hygiene kits to the most vulnerable.
The group, through his Partnership with people in needhopes to reach 4 million people, especially women, girls and the elderly.
“From advocacy to writing letters to donating money, volunteering and more, there are many ways you can help,” says CARE Website.
You can donate to the organization’s efforts here.
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