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Five Charities Helping Ukraine

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, five million people have fled the country but 18 million people are thought to be affected by the conflict. You can help by donating to these amazing charities

This is a feature from Issue 10 of Charitable Traveller. Click to read more from this issue.

1. Médecin San Frontiers

The doctors without borders have been tested by the severity, scale and speed of the war in Ukraine but say the medical system it’s supporting is ‘robust and its capacity to rise to the challenge is impressive’. It’s getting emergency medical supplies (225  metric tonnes so far) into the country, for trauma patients and those with diseases. Donations also fund special hospital trains  transporting MSF 
medics close to the front line and mass casualty training at hospitals
across Ukraine.
msf.org.uk

3. Refugease

A donation towards this charity’s emergency fund for Ukraine will support its efforts at the border, including transport and logistics, purchasing aid and supporting future projects as the crisis develops. Sending aid from the UK is expensive and slow to get there, but you an purchase desperately needed aid items for Ukrainian refugees from RefugEase’s Digital Aid Shop and your items will be distributed immediately to the people who need it most.
refugease.org

2. Disasters Emergency Committee

If you aren’t sure which charity to donate to then choose the Disasters Emergency Committee. It partners with 15 top aid charities, including the British Red Cross, International Rescue Committee, Oxfam and Save the Children, funnelling money to where it needs to be in this fast-moving humanitarian crisis. DEC charities are in Ukraine and its neighbouring countries meeting the needs of the refugees arriving
daily. A donation of £30 could provide essential hygiene supplies for three people for one month, £50 could provide blankets for four families and £100 could provide emergency food for two families for one month.
dec.org.uk

4. World Jewish Relief

The British Jewish community’s humanitarian agency, World Jewish Relief, supports the world’s poorest Jewish communities. Its 29 partners across Ukraine are struggling to protect their communities in the face of active conflict. Through them, it is responding to urgent humanitarian needs, prioritising food, cash, medical, material, and psychological support for those fleeing homes or unable to escape violence. worldjewishrelief.org

5. Unicef

The UN’s children’s charity says more than half of Ukraine’s 7.5 million children have been forced to flee the violence, as homes, schools, water supplies and hospitals have been damaged or destroyed, and many have been separated from their families. UNICEF has teams in Poland, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic working to provide humanitarian aid for children and families on the move. Working with regional governments and the UNHCR, UNICEF has created 17 Blue Dot safe spaces for children and women. These provide key information, psychosocial support, water and sanitation supplies, and help in identifying and protecting lone children.
unicef.org.uk

1. Médecin San Frontiers

The doctors without borders have been tested by the severity, scale and speed of the war in Ukraine but say the medical system it’s supporting is ‘robust and its capacity to rise to the challenge is impressive’. It’s getting emergency medical supplies (225  metric tonnes so far) into the country, for trauma patients and those with diseases. Donations also fund special hospital trains  transporting MSF 
medics close to the front line and mass casualty training at hospitals
across Ukraine.
msf.org.uk

2. Disasters Emergency Committee

If you aren’t sure which charity to donate to then choose the Disasters Emergency Committee. It partners with 15 top aid charities, including the British Red Cross, International Rescue Committee, Oxfam and Save the Children, funnelling money to where it needs to be in this fast-moving humanitarian crisis. DEC charities are in Ukraine and its neighbouring countries meeting the needs of the refugees arriving
daily. A donation of £30 could provide essential hygiene supplies for three people for one month, £50 could provide blankets for four families and £100 could provide emergency food for two families for one month.
dec.org.uk

3. Refugease

A donation towards this charity’s emergency fund for Ukraine will support its efforts at the border, including transport and logistics, purchasing aid and supporting future projects as the crisis develops. Sending aid from the UK is expensive and slow to get there, but you an purchase desperately needed aid items for Ukrainian refugees from RefugEase’s Digital Aid Shop and your items will be distributed immediately to the people who need it most.
refugease.org

4. World Jewish Relief

The British Jewish community’s humanitarian agency, World Jewish Relief, supports the world’s poorest Jewish communities. Its 29 partners across Ukraine are struggling to protect their communities in the face of active conflict. Through them, it is responding to urgent humanitarian needs, prioritising food, cash, medical, material, and psychological support for those fleeing homes or unable to escape violence. worldjewishrelief.org

5. Unicef

The UN’s children’s charity says more than half of Ukraine’s 7.5 million children have been forced to flee the violence, as homes, schools, water supplies and hospitals have been damaged or destroyed, and many have been separated from their families. UNICEF has teams in Poland, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic working to provide humanitarian aid for children and families on the move. Working with regional governments and the UNHCR, UNICEF has created 17 Blue Dot safe spaces for children and women. These provide key information, psychosocial support, water and sanitation supplies, and help in identifying and protecting lone children.
unicef.org.uk