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If you’re looking for ways to support the Ukrainian people right now, donating whatever you can is a good way to start. This is a list of resources we’ve gathered that benefit Ukraine, from children’s charities to medical relief to refugee support. We encourage you to do your own research, tooand to support Ukraine’s journalists at outlets like the Kyiv Independent and the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre.
UNHCR Canada provides shelter, food, water, medical care and other life-saving assistance to refugees around the world. In a statement made on February 24, they said they are stepping up operations in Ukraine and “working with the authorities, UN and other partners in Ukraine and is ready to provide humanitarian assistance wherever necessary and possible.”
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Voices of Children offers psychological and psychosocial support to children who have suffered war trauma, and is based in Ukraine. Currently, they are “working in various villages and towns along the frontline in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.” There website is full of children’s storiesread for first-person accounts of the kids affected by the conflict here.
This organization delivers assistance projects from Canada to Ukraine. Yesterday, the foundation announced a plan to raise $5M for continued supply of food and medicine for displaced Ukrainians.
UNICEF has four operating offices on both sides of the conflict. According to their website, they are providing mine risk education and psychological support to hundreds of thousands of children and caregivers, supporting the rehabilitation of schools damaged by the war and ensuring over 2.3 million people have access to safe water.
Revived Soldiers Ukraine is a nonprofit that supports the medical rehabilitation of Ukrainian soldiers. There website has biographies of some of the soldiers they’ve helped, and ways to support (including buying through smile.amazon.com and setting Revived Soldiers Ukraine as your preferred nonprofitAmazon donates 0.5% of your purchase). It’s a nice gesture, but not a lot: better to donate directly.
According to their website (which is in Ukrainian, so please bear with me) this organization has been training the military and officers, supplying and repairing equipment and curbing the flow of propaganda and disinformation in Ukraine for seven years. You can find past reports detailing how funds were used here.
United Help Ukraine’s action includes providing medical supplies to those injured in war and hosting clothing drives for families who have lost relatives. According to a recent Facebook post, they currently working to provide life-saving individual first aid kits (IFAKs containing blood-stopping bandages and tourniquets) and other emergency medical supplies to the front lines.
On February 24, the Canadian Red Cross launched the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal, with an aim to “address immediate and ongoing relief efforts, long-term recovery, resiliency, and other critical humanitarian activities as needs arise” in Ukraine and to displaced Ukrainians.
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