After February 24th, people worldwide were shocked watching the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. Million people had to leave their homes and take refuge in bomb shelters. The war in Ukraine caused massive humanitarian crises. Naturally, many people wondered how they could support Ukraine and how to help the Ukrainian army and all Ukraine people.
Below, you will find the foundations you can donate to safely and stand with Ukraine.
UNITED24 was launched by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs. The total collected donation sum is $ 275 756 976.
“Come Back Alive” is the first charity organization in Ukraine that receive a license to purchase and import military and dual-purpose goods. In particular, the organization’s team bought and transferred to the units of the Defense Forces a complex of the Bayraktar TB2 attack UAV consisting of three drones, a ground station, guided ammunition and other equipment, and 11 special armored vehicles. Every donation and purchase can be tracked in real-time.
In February 2022, when Russia launched a full-scale invasion, the foundation immediately expanded: we opened a military headquarters to help the military and a humanitarian headquarters for civilians.
Currently, the military headquarters is focused on providing the Ukrainian army with means of communication, optical devices, drones, UAVs, transport and means of tactical medicine for the military.
The humanitarian headquarters provides assistance to civilians in the occupied territories and within a radius of 70 kilometers from the front line. A separate direction of the headquarters is the “NEST” project, with the mission of bringing life back to de-occupied towns and villages by providing people with free mobile homes on their land.
“Hospitallers” is a volunteer organization of paramedics. It was founded by Yana Zinkevich at the beginning of hostilities in Ukraine in 2014. Then Russia annexed Crimea and began hostilities in the east of the country.
The slogan of our organization is “For the sake of every life.” And hospitallers prove every day that these are not just words.
Hospitallers help those who need it most on the front line every day.
Voices of Children
The goal is to create conditions where every child will be heard and children’s rights will be protected. A driving force is the idea that children of war need to have a safe, carefree, and happy childhood. the organization has focused on providing psychological support to children who suffered from hostilities and experienced traumatic events in Ukraine.
Aerial reconnaissance saves lives. Army SOS designs and constructs UAVs and supplies Ukrainian defenders with the most appropriate solutions on the market.
Defense Mapping Software. “Kropyva” is an intelligence mapping software developed for planning, calculations, and orientation.
It is currently used by hundreds of units throughout Ukraine. However, many defenders say they wouldn’t be here anymore if they didn’t have “Kropyva” in their tablet PCs provided by Army SOS. “Kropyva” is becoming a must-have tool in the demining of Ukrainian land.
Delivering the right to education to Ukraine’s war-affected child population requires sustained international support.
Ukraine’s national education systems and countries hosting Ukrainian child refugees require immediate and sustained support. Therefore, UNICEF is working with partners in Ukraine and neighboring countries to provide creative, multi-faceted, and flexible solutions that combine low and high-tech methods to reach all children affected by the crisis – whether in Ukraine or neighboring countries – and minimize disruptions to their learning.
Razom means “together” in Ukrainian and is a constant reminder of the community it takes to create, build and do.
Razom is currently focused on shipping only the most urgently needed humanitarian aid that saves lives in Ukraine. This is tactical medicine and supplies, hospital supplies and equipment, and communication equipment (tech-enabled emergency response). Razom is not delivering humanitarian aid in the form of clothing, food, toys, etc., at the moment, but as the situation evolves, we will update the community. Today the highest priority is life-saving medical aid.
The account is meant for charity contributions from Ukraine and from abroad. The Ministry of Social Policy will channel the raised funds to support Ukraine’s citizens severely affected by the war.
Money transferred to this account will be used by the Ministry of Social Policy:
- to provide food and shelter for refugees and citizens who have been displaced due to military conflict
- to provide clothing, shoes, and medicine for them
- to buy staple goods for the population
- to pay out one-off financial aid and to meet other essential needs of the population.
International Medical Corps has expanded its relief efforts inside Ukraine in response to the war there, as well as in neighboring countries, to provide medical, mental health and protection services to the millions of people affected by the conflict, including refugees.
International Medical Corps response in Ukraine:
- Medical Care
- Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
- Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Protection Services
- Aid to Refugees
Every person in Ukraine deserves to feel physically and mentally healthy, safe, and able to exercise their right to education and build a future in their native country.
Fund directions: Healthcare (rebuilding a hospital in Izium), Education (children need to continue their education because it is their future), Humanitarian aid (everyone needs heat and electricity during cold winter).
Maria is a content maven at Cheqmark and is a regular contributor to our blog and social media.