MIAMI (CBSMiami) – As we watch events unfold in Ukraine, many of us want to know what we can do to help.
Here is a list of organizations helping the people of Ukraine during this crisis. As always, when deciding where to donate, be sure to research the organization and consider check Charity Navigatorwhich evaluates nonprofits and recommends credible organizations.
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Neighbors 4 neighbors
Neighbors 4 Neighbors has partnered with the YMCA of South Florida to help those affected.
You can help support those directly affected in Ukraine, as well as those fleeing to neighboring countries. Text N4NUkraine to 41444 or visit neighbours4neighbours.org/ukraine
YMCA is a global organization with deep ties in Europe. YMCA Europe, the Area Alliance (regional resource office) for 44 national YMCA movements in Europe, coordinates the short, medium and long term response plan. This includes emergency assistance including food, clothing, shelter, transport and psychosocial counseling for internally displaced persons and Ukrainian refugees in Romania, Moldova, Slovakia, Poland , Hungary and the Czech Republic.
The CURE project will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine and will be ready to respond to any request for medical supplies and equipment.
International Committee of the Red Cross
Red Cross humanitarian work aims to help people rebuild their lives and cope with the wider consequences of conflict.
UNICEF’s Appeal for Humanitarian Action for Children helps provide children affected by conflict and disasters with access to water, sanitation, nutrition, health and services of security.
CARE is an international organization that fights poverty in the world with emergency interventions and long-term development projects.
International Medical Corps
The Los Angeles-based organization provides emergency relief to people affected by conflict, disaster and disease. When an emergency is over, the organization shifts its response to long-term medical support and training. The organization has been operating in eastern Ukraine since 2014, providing primary health care and mental health services to communities affected by the ongoing conflict.
The Santa Barbara-based organization distributes donated medicine and medical supplies. Direct Relief has provided Ukrainian healthcare providers with more than $27 million in medical aid.
All donations to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund will support humanitarian assistance in affected communities in Ukraine and surrounding areas where Ukrainian refugees have fled. GlobalGiving’s local partners in Ukraine are providing relief to families and displaced people in high-risk areas, and they need resources to continue and expand their vital work.
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Nova Ukraine is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about Ukraine in the United States and around the world and providing humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.
Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services has partners across Ukraine and is currently providing shelter, food, hygiene supplies, fuel, transportation to safe areas and psychological support.
Project HOPE is actively shipping essential medicines and medical supplies to affected areas in Ukraine.
World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization that meets the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. They work to provide food, water and other necessities to displaced families in Ukraine.
The International Association of Christians and Jews
The Fellowship is on the ground providing emergency assistance to vulnerable Jewish communities, including security and basic needs.
save the children
At least 7.5 million children in Ukraine are at grave risk of physical injury, severe emotional distress and displacement following an escalation of hostilities overnight. Save the Children urgently calls on all parties to the conflict to agree to an immediate cessation of hostilities to reduce the risks to children’s lives and well-being.
Risen soldiers Ukraine
This non-profit organization provides medical aid to people affected by military conflict. The group buys medicine, medical supplies, helps support army hospitals and works to improve the standard of living for soldiers and their families.
Voices of Children provides psychological and psychosocial support to war-affected children.
A non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize support and assistance for Ukrainian orphans, internally displaced people and those most affected by the current situation by providing medical assistance and other necessities. Visit their Facebook page.
Convoy of Hope
Through partnerships across Europe, Convoy of Hope has been working diligently in Ukraine since 2014, relieving suffering in and around the country. Convoy’s International Disaster Services team is actively trying to get in touch with partners in the affected areas.
Polish Medical Mission
Polish Medical Mission is a Polish humanitarian organization that provides medical assistance to the most needy countries in the world.
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UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency)
UNHCR has scaled up its operations and capacities in Ukraine and neighboring countries. Your support can help ensure that Ukrainians forced to flee their homes are protected and safe.