How to Help the People of Ukraine

Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we stand with the people of Ukraine. If you’re interested in learning about ways to help support or donate to Ukraine, explore the resources below.

On February 12, 2022, The U.S. Department of State issued a travel advisory, in which it warns travelers not to travel to Ukraine "due to the increased threats of Russian military action and COVID-19."

While we understand many are looking for volunteering opportunities in Ukraine, the best way to support the Ukrainian people is to support organizations that are actively accepting and distributing donations to front-line workers and Ukrainians affected by the war.

Here’s how you can support the people of Ukraine, from wherever you are in the world.

Donate medical supplies and safety equipment

  • Sunflowers of Peace: Fundraiser aimed to provide first-aid backpacks to front-line paramedics and doctors in Ukraine
  • Revived Soldiers Ukraine: Non-profit helping to fund soldiers’ rehabilitation
  • Come Back Alive Foundation: Ukrainian charity raising money to provide soldiers returning from the war with necessary technology, training, and direct support to readjust to civilian life.
  • Army SOS: Provides military supplies and modern technology to the Ukrainian military. (Funds are not used for weapons)
  • International Medical Corps: Team of first responders helping to provide medical and mental health services to those in affected communities and the medical teams helping refugees in Ukraine

Help children and families affected by the war

  • Humanitarian Aid Website ( Official website by the Ukrainian government providing support for Ukraine through monetary donations and humanitarian aid packages, such as hygiene products, baby wipes, canned foods, medical equipment, and more.
  • National Bank of Ukraine: Organized by Ukraine's Ministry of Social Policy, this official bank account is accepting direct donations to raise money for food, shelters, clothing, and staple goods.
  • United Help Ukraine: Non-profit distributing donations, food, and medical supplies to Ukrainian refugees
  • Voices of Children: Foundation accepting donations to help provide children affected by the war receive psychological and psychological support
  • Nova Ukraine: Non-profit taking donations to provide emergency kits for families, as well as hospital equipment
  • Ukraine Crisis Fund: Non-profit providing water, food, and hygiene kits to Ukrainian families
  • International Committee of the Red Cross: Provides clean water and helps to improve the living conditions of families whose homes have been damaged by war
  • Everybody Can: Foundation based in Kyiv providing assistance to Ukrainian children and elders, and donating medical equipment to hospitals
  • Accepting donations to find accommodations for refugee families and relief-workers

Help BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ refugees in Ukraine

  • Insight Ukraine: Public organization collecting funds to cover basic food, shelter, and relocation needs for LGBTQIA+ refugees
  • QUA (LGBTQ Ukrainians in America): Helping to provide legal support to LGBTQIA+ Ukrainians and provide refugees with menstrual hygiene products and donations for housing and childcare
  • Coalition To Support Black People In Ukraine: Fundraiser aiming to support Black refugees pay for relocation fees and provide them with essentials such as blankets, food, heating pads, phone lines, and clothes

Can’t donate money? Help share and boost the stories of Black refugees by sharing their stories using the #AfricansinUkraine hashtag across Instagram and Twitter.

Note: The content found on the #AfricansinUkraine hashtag displays the racial violence Black Africans have been facing as they flee Ukraine, which may be triggering to some readers. Before sharing, use a trigger warning tag to warn readers about sensitive content.

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