If you want to actively provide humanitarian support to the civilians in Ukraine, the following organisations have specific fundraisers for this cause.
Help for Ukraine
AVSI is a non-profit organisation founded in 1972, that implements development and humanitarian aid projects in 38 countries. They have been working in Ukraine since 2014 through local organizations. Since the outbreak of the conflict, AVSI immediately organized emergency response actions in the areas at the border with Poland and Romania, in collaboration with organizations in those countries. Their goal is to respond to the most immediate needs of the Ukrainians who are fleeing: protection, medicines, food, and other essentials.
EUROPEAN FOOD BANKS
The European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) is a non-profit organisation based in Brussels. Their mission is to contribute to reducing food insecurity in Europe, through food waste prevention and the call for solidarity, by supporting and developing Food Banks in countries where they are most needed. Regarding the Ukrainian conflict, the priority of the European Food Banks Federation is to assist the Kyiv City Charity Foundation “Food Bank” and the Food Banks in the neighbouring countries such as Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
CONVOY OF HOPE
Convoy of Hope is a nonprofit organization that aims to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreach, and disaster response. With regards to the Ukrainian war, they are acting as a disaster relief group partnering with a local Polish organisation to provide meals to refugees entering Poland, as well as to deliver food, water and other basic essentials across the region.
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS
The International Committee of the Red Cross responds to urgent humanitarian needs by helping to save and protect the lives of victims of armed conflict and violence. Concretely in Ukraine, the ICRC is aiming to help the most vulnerable individuals access humanitarian aid.
MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES
Medecins sans Frontieres is an organisation that aims to provide medical care, with a specific focus on humanitarian situations. Please bear in mind that by donating to Medecins sans Frontieres, you will be contributing with unrestricted funding. This means that your donation will be used where the needs are greatest.
HELPING TO LEAVE
Helping to Leave is an organisation that aims to help people evacuate from areas of military conflict. Their mission is to keep Ukrainians safe, supporting them through every step of evacuation, and connecting them with volunteers on the ground who can meet their humanitarian needs. Helping to Leave’s evacuation efforts are recommended by the State Ministry dealing with displaced persons and the Ombudsman Office of Ukraine.
If you want to be informed about the conflict in Ukraine, you can check the following media
Kyiv Post is a Ukrainian newspaper that is fully written in English. It aims to be Ukraine’s Global Voice by informing the rest of the world about situations occurring in Ukraine by allowing all English speakers to access its news articles. In its articles, it aims to provide reasonable accounts of competing views in any controversy so as to enable readers to make up their own minds.
If you need information regarding asylum procedures you can check the following guides and links
Disclaimer: This website is solely meant to support civilians in Ukraine and does not engage ELSA International – as an apolitical organisation – in any political positions at stake. Neither are we bound or committed to these organizations.