How to help Ukraine against Russian aggression

1. STAY INFORMED

Misinformation is being weaponised. Follow journalists and independent media on the ground, and take the time to learn more about the history of Ukraine.

Nataliya Gumenyuk (@ngumenyuk) - Maksym Eristavi (@maximeristavi) - Olga Tokariuk (@olgatokariuk) - Polina Ivanova (@polinaivanovva) - The Kyiv Independent (@kyivindependent)

For context and background, try: Ukraine - Could There Be War? (BBC Radio 4), Stop Asking What Putin Wants and Start Asking What Ukrainians Want (Atlantic Council), Ukraine invasion - explained (NPR), Understanding Ukraine’s Contested History - And Why It Matter (The Week), Wait, Is Russia Going to Invade Ukraine (ABC Radio Aus) Ukraine and Russia explained in maps and graphs (Al Jazeera), The Earth Is As Blue As An Orange (via FB), Winter on Fire (Netflix).

2. DONATE

Grassroots and local organisations are already supporting Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes, and they urgently need funds. 

Organisations that offer humanitarian support:

Восток SOS / Vostok SOS are a Ukrainian NGO who offer humanitarian and psychological support to people displaced by conflict, and promote human rights. They are providing up-to-date advice to Ukrainians affect by the violence via online channels and a hotline, and have teams on the ground to coordinate aid.

People in Need are a Czech humanitarian organisation who share our values of freedom, dignity and solidarity. They are already operating in Ukraine, and you can donate specifically to their work in the country.

Fight for Right support people with disabilities to remain in Ukraine, including a hotline to offer emergency advice.

Voices of Children are a Ukrainian charity which support children and young people affected by conflict. They provide vital psychosocial help to help young people recover from the trauma of war, and work extensively in eastern Ukraine.

Some international donors are having issues sending funds to Ukraine-based organisations. The links below are for international or US-registered organisations, who are either providing direct support in Ukraine or funding activities on the ground.

United Help Ukraine are a US-registered non-profit who raise awareness and fundraise in the US, and distribute funds and necessities to those affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine. They accept donations via Paypal.

Razom are a US-registered non-profit who increase civic engagement in Ukraine. They are part of a joint emergency response fundraising via Facebook to provide medical training and emergency support in Ukraine.

UA Hospitals are fundraising to supply medical necessities to hospitals around Ukraine.

Organisations that send financial support to the Ukrainian army and volunteers, protecting their country against the aggression:

Come back alive - works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc

Army SOS – manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly

Hospitallers –  works directly on the frontline

Phoenix Wings –  the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army

Ukrainian Women Veteran Movement – a consolidation of female veterans, amongst other things organises preparation for actions in case of emergencies and defense situations.