How to donate to support people in Ukraine

After annexing the Crimean peninsula and launching an eight-year war in eastern Ukraine in 2014, Russia launched a full-scale, unprovoked invasion of the Eastern European country on February 24.

Before the recent escalation, some 2.9 million people were already affected by the conflict and humanitarian partners needed $190 million to help 1.8 million of the country’s most vulnerable people, according to the United Nations (UN) .

Hundreds of people have already been killed or injured and 120,000 Ukrainians have fled the country since all-out war broke out. Both of these numbers will increase in the coming days.

Heartbreaking scenes of what is happening have been seen by millions on television and online, and people and organizations of all kinds and sizes have been moved to show their support for the people of Ukraine.

The UN has allocated $20 million from Central Emergency Response Fund to immediately step up life-saving humanitarian assistance and the protection of civilians in Ukraine following the recent upsurge in hostilities.

Here’s how you can donate to help support Ukraine and its people.

the Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund, established in February 2019, is one of the national pooled funds of the United Nations. Contributions are collected into a single, unrestricted, locally managed fund under the direction of the UN. As crises evolve, funds are made directly and immediately available to a wide range of partner organizations on the front lines of the response. This way, funding gets to the people who need it most when they need it.

the Canadian Red Cross launched the Appeal for the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine to respond to people affected by the conflict in the country. The donations will allow the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to meet humanitarian needs as well as preparedness and response efforts. Support will focus on immediate and ongoing relief efforts, longer-term recovery, resilience and other humanitarian activities as needed, both in Ukraine and in surrounding countries for displaced people.

The Canadian government will match every donation made by individual Canadians to the Canadian Red Cross until March 18, up to a maximum of $10 million. This funding is in addition to the $50 million for humanitarian and development assistance to Ukraine recently announced by Canada.

GlobalGiving launched his Ukrainian Crisis Relief Fund to support humanitarian aid in affected communities in Ukraine and surrounding areas where refugees have fled. Donations will provide: shelter, food and clean water; health and psychosocial support; access to education and economic assistance; and more.

the Canada-Ukraine Foundation was created to coordinate, develop, organize and execute Canadian-generated aid projects directed to Ukraine. He joined the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in establishing a Humanitarian Aid Committee to formalize a coordinated approach to providing rapid and effective assistance to those in need in Ukraine in the face of any further Russian aggression. The committee will work with the Ukrainian Canadian community to reduce duplication of effort, increase efficiency and ensure that relief efforts have the most effective impact for Ukrainian citizens affected by the crisis.

The Ontario government donated $300,000 to the cause, while Chapman’s Ice Cream in Markdale, Ont., pledged $50,000. Donations can be made here.

Help us is a federally registered Canadian charity dedicated to humanitarian aid and educational projects in Ukraine and Canada. It raises funds to help with the resettlement of children, scholars and families of veterans in Ukraine, as well as humanitarian and medical aid.

GlobalMedic is a registered Canadian charity that has been working with partner organizations in Ukraine for several years. Due to the current situation, it has suspended its humanitarian operations there and is focusing its efforts on supporting those leaving Ukraine to neighboring countries and raising funds to facilitate this operation. Donations to its response to the conflict in Ukraine can be made here.

UNICEF has been working in Ukraine since 1997 and donations to its Ukrainian emergency fund support the organization’s ongoing programs and the response to growing needs in the country by providing communities with clean water, emergency medical aid, health services, child protection and education .

World Vision is on the ground in Ukraine to meet the needs of vulnerable children and families who have been forcibly displaced by the escalating crisis and to provide safety, protection, psychosocial support and more in neighboring countries. Donations can be made to his Response to the Ukrainian crisis.

Donations to save the childrenit’s Crisis call in Ukraine will be used to provide emergency humanitarian aid as people flee conflict.

Donations to CARE Canadait’s Ukrainian Crisis Response Fund will help CARE and its local partners on the ground to provide emergency supplies such as food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support and cash to cover daily needs. It prioritizes the needs of women and girls, families and the elderly.

HelpAge Canadait’s Ukrainian Crisis Fund provides humanitarian aid in the form of food, medicine and hygiene products to elderly people in Ukraine who are often unable to flee conflict and find themselves alone without family or the wider community. They are often isolated, without loved ones and cut off from all support, including access to medicine and food. They are particularly at risk when violence erupts, as they may not be able to take shelter from danger.

United Help Ukraine is a charitable organization that receives and distributes donations, food and medical supplies to Ukrainian internally displaced persons and other people in Ukraine affected by the Russian invasion.

International Abundance is a non-profit company that supports orphanages in Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, which has thousands of orphans. Abundance International provided support with supplies, medicine and construction projects. Donations can be made here.

Children’s voices helps war-affected children in eastern Ukraine by providing psychological and psychosocial support.

International Medical Corps has been operating in eastern Ukraine since 2014, providing primary health care and mental health services to communities affected by the ongoing conflict. It’s accepting donations here deploy mobile medical teams to provide: primary and emergency health services; mental health and psychosocial support; and COVID-19 awareness and prevention services.

People in needit’s SOS Ukraine Fund will provide food parcels, emergency shelter, safe access to drinking water, hygiene items and charcoal for heating to support the affected population in Ukraine and refugees fleeing to neighboring countries.

Air link has activated its Europe regional response plan and is accepting donations here as it connects with humanitarian, logistics and air partners in the region to assess key needs and response capacities. Due to Ukraine’s closed airspace, options will include destinations in neighboring countries.

HOPE project ships medicines and medical supplies to those most affected by the crisis in Ukraine and accepts donations here.

Doctors of the World has been providing humanitarian aid and health services to vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine for almost eight years and has carried out some 125,000 consultations. It intends to continue to serve the population as soon as the current situation stabilizes and its teams can once again intervene in the territory.

There are 200,000 Jews in Ukraine facing a humanitarian crisis and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency are already on the ground providing essential and lifesaving support. The United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto launched the Emergency Relief Fund for Ukraine to invest in humanitarian aid, to act to protect lives and strengthen security within the Ukrainian Jewish community and to evacuate people from conflict areas.

Mennonite Canada Central Committee accepts donations for his Emergency response in Ukraine, which she says will focus on longer-term scaling up of existing programs that support vulnerable people and expanding those services to internally displaced populations. It will likely include: psychosocial support and trauma healing; temporary emergency housing; emergency distributions of locally purchased supplies, such as blankets; and distribution of food parcels.

Donations to Adventist Development and Relief Agencyit’s Ukrainian Crisis Fund will be used to provide immediate humanitarian assistance, including shelter, food and drinking water, as well as longer-term support.

International Canadian Jesuits supports the work of Jesuit Refugee Service because it accompanies forcibly displaced people in Ukraine and those seeking refuge in neighboring countries. Donations to its humanitarian response in Ukraine can be made here.

European Missions Inc. Urgent appeal for Ukraine supports a Polish denomination of churches that are opening their buildings and the homes of their members to welcome refugees who have fled Ukraine. European Missions Inc. is part of the global Radstock Ministries network.

Funds for logistical and medical support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine can be paid directly to the bank account of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Instructions on how to do this can be found. here.

Friends of the Ukrainian Defense Forces Fund has provided humanitarian aid and non-lethal assistance to Ukrainian soldiers, volunteers and the families of those who have lost their lives since the country’s conflicts began in 2014.

A donation to the Ukrainian military can be made through the charity foundation Come Back Alive here.

Instructions on donations to the Ukrainian army, as part of Army SOS citizens’ initiatives, are here. Army SOS coordinates soldier relief efforts by managing purchases of ammunition, shields, intercom and reconnaissance facilities, uniforms and food, and delivering them directly.

Phoenix wings provides the Ukrainian army with assistance regarding: equipment; uniforms; non-lethal personal protection (including vests and helmets); treatment of wounded soldiers; acquire personal first aid kits; and the repair of buildings used by the army. You will find information on how to donate here.

VostokSOS is a charitable organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive assistance to conflict-affected and displaced people while promoting democratic transformation and human rights values ​​in Ukraine. Donations can be made here.

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