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Ukraine is facing a humanitarian crisis as it fights invasion by Russia, and many are asking what they can do to help.
If you want to support the people of Ukraine, there are many organisations on the ground both in Ukraine and surrounding countries. Martin Lewis has highlighted several of the leading multinational charities below, and will add more to this blog in the coming days.
If you can afford to, the most obvious way to help is to donate to one of the charities working on the ground to provide food, shelter and medical care to those in need. A number of charities have launched appeals in a bid to help.
- The Disasters Emergency Committee – UK Government will match donations up to £25 million. It’s set up an appeal so that DEC charities can help those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, by providing shelter, food, water and healthcare. The UK Government will match pound-for-pound up to £25 million donated by the public to this appeal.
- The British Red Cross. The charity’s launched an emergency Ukraine Crisis Appeal, which aims to help those affected by providing food, water, first aid, shelter and medicine.
- The UN Refugee Agency. As people flee to find sanctuary, UNHCR is working in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to keep refugees sheltered and safe. It says £48 could provide 10 warm blankets and £150 could provide legal help to eight people displaced by the conflict.
- Unicef. Working to support Ukraine’s 7.5 million children, Unicef provides families with food and water. Eg, it says £46 could provide a family with an emergency water and hygiene kit.
- Save the Children. The charity’s Emergency Fund provides emergency relief to families in Ukraine and around the world. This includes distributing essential supplies, providing education and supporting children’s mental health.
- The Lumos Foundation. The charity’s Ukraine Emergency Appeal is raising money to help children trapped in orphanages in Ukraine. It also provides emergency food, hygiene and medical kits to families affected. JK Rowling has pledged to personally match donations up to £1 million.
- CARE International. Working with the Czech organisation People In Need, CARE is providing emergency relief in Ukraine. It’s also gearing up to help refugees in neighbouring countries. Care says donations will help provide food, water, hygiene kits, cash and wellbeing support.