Last February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin shocked the world by announcing his declaration of war against Ukraine. With this, millions of Ukrainians were forced to flee to nearby territories to take refuge.
They’re also posting videos and images on social media to not only ask for help but to also show a glimpse of their horrific experiences.
At present, leaders and organisations around the world are forming relief operations and donation drives to help the people of Ukraine. If you want to help, here’s a list of credible organisations you can donate to:
UNICEF’s donation drive aims to provide Ukrainian children with consistent access to food, water, healthcare, and protection services. You can contribute to their cause here.
You can also help the mobilisation of medical volunteers and resources (food, water, shelter) by donating to the Ukrainian Redcross. Visit their website to learn how you can donate today.
Save the Children
Like UNICEF, Save the Children is another organisation that focuses on providing kids with easy access to food, water, hygiene kits, shelter, and psychosocial support. Donate here.
World Central Kitchen
Another organisation you should consider donating to is the World Centrale Kitchen. They’re deploying chefs along the borders of Ukraine to provide fresh meals and drinks to the local community.
Medical Teams International
As most organisations in this list focus on providing food, water, and protection, Medical Teams International aim to deliver Ukrainians more medical equipment and supplies. These resources would help doctors and nurses on the ground tend to the injured and sick efficiently.
United Nations World Food Programme
United Nations World Food Programme is currently one of the top organisations in the world supplying food and water to Ukrainian refugees. Help them increase their supplies by donating here.
World Health Organisation Foundation
Help raise funds for WHO’s Health Emergency Appeal through the World Health Organisation Foundation. The funds collected will be used to help those seeking medical and mental health attention.
Saved By The Vet
Aside from civilians, animals are also facing the negative effects of war. Saved By The Vet is one of the many organisations that provide support and shelter to pets and their owners. They also supply necessities to Ukrainian shelters. You can donate to them through PayPal or Credit Card.
Another organisation you can donate to help animals is through UAnimal. They’ve been assisting Ukrainian animal shelters in increasing and maintaining essential resources such as food, water, and shelter.
Help in any way you can
There’s no denying that wars deliver catastrophic consequences to their victims. But as world leaders continue to find a way to end this, we can also help in our little way. With just a click away, we can support these organisations in their purpose to incessantly provide the basic and medical needs of the victims.
Remember, every donation counts. By helping others, we can make the world a better and more hopeful place.