17 Mar How to Help Ukraine Right Now
Almost three weeks ago, geopolitical tensions in eastern Europe were brought to the forefront of the global conscience when Russian forces, under the command of Russian President Vladimir Putin, carried out a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. While the majority of Western powers have imposed heavy economic sanctions on Russia to stall the war, the violence has intensified.
As the conflict continues to unfold, many of us are watching from afar and wondering how we can help those affected by this humanitarian crisis; individuals whose homes, cities, and lives are being destroyed. In times of crisis, it is considered best practice to support charitable organizations working directly on the ground, as this provides immediate relief to those affected. To support response efforts, we have composed a list of verified organizations that you can support. While the following is by no means an exhaustive list of organizations you can support, we hope it will serve as a starting point. Each of the organizations listed below is actively working on the ground to provide aid to those affected by the war in Ukraine.
We have also created our own “Ukraine Relief Campaign”, which you can donate to directly in order to support some of the below organizations. Visit our campaign page for more information or to donate.
As a hub for local-led relief efforts, Global Giving is supporting a wide range of efforts in Ukraine including physical and mental health care, the assistance of Ukrainian refugees, and long-term economic aid.
The International Committee of the Red Cross is working to help people affected by conflict and armed violence by providing emergency assistance, medical relief, and relocation services.
Committed to relieving the suffering of those affected by conflict, disaster, and disease, the International Medical Corps is working to increase access to medical and mental health services in Ukraine.
Nova Ukraine is a non-profit organization focused on providing humanitarian relief to vulnerable populations in Ukraine and raising awareness about Ukraine throughout the world.
Working to unlock the full potential of Ukraine, Razom is working with Ukraine-centered nonprofits to bring emergency medical supplies and other forms of humanitarian aid to the front lines.
By providing medical and humanitarian help to Ukraine, Revived Soldiers of Ukraine is working to help Ukrainians fulfill their fundamental human rights and freedoms.
Save the Children is actively working to provide humanitarian aid to children all over the world, particularly those who are in danger of physical harm were forcibly displaced, or are experiencing severe emotional distress.
As a U.S.-based medical nonprofit, Sunflower of Peace focuses on empowering displaced persons and providing health care professionals on the front lines of Ukraine with necessary resources.
By providing psychological support and emergency evacuation assistance to children and families, the Voice of Children is working to help children overcome the trauma of war.
USA for UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, is dedicated to safeguarding the rights and well-being of people forced to flee from Ukraine by providing emergency supply kits, setting up transit centers, and providing temporary shelter.