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Below is a list of resources you can consult to help those on the ground following yesterday morning’s invasion.
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we've collected some useful resources and information.
On February 24th, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, attacking several major cities, including the capital Kyiv. Ukraine's president said that at least 137 people were killed in the first day of Russia's assault, and with fighting reportedly reaching downtown Kyiv, that was likely to rise quickly. Many have sought refuge in basements, metro stations or bomb shelters. Al Jazeera reports that up to 5 million people could be displaced. People on the ground are calling for action - continue mass meetings in the streets of your cities, pressure your government to provide support, offer shelter to those fleeing the violence.
Ukrainians have put together a list of organizations where foreigners can donate. Those organizations include:
This Linktree provides an overview of Berlin-specific resources, including a list of upcoming demonstrations.
Standard Deviation, the label affiliated with ∄, has also shared a list of funds and organisations supporting the looming humanitarian crisis.
Razom for Ukraine, Help for Ukraine, Sunflower of Peace, and Revived Soldiers Ukraine: these four organizations will use donations to fund medical aid for the people of Ukraine, including the purchase of first aid kits, backpacks stuffed with medical supplies, and medical rehabilitation for injured soldiers.
Committee to Protect Journalists: CPJ is calling for the protection of journalists in Ukraine following the invasion. Donate here.
International Rescue Committee: This group helps families in conflict zones around the world, including in Ukraine. Make an emergency donation here.
For those on the ground in Kyiv, here's a map of bomb shelters, via Google Maps.
Booking agency Minor AM hosted a fundraiser stream for The Ukraine Humanitarian Fund and the International Fund (КОЖЕН МОЖЕ), with Job Jobse, Carista, DJ Bone and more on Sunday, February 27th. More info here and donate via PayPal here.
United Help Ukraine are a charitable organisation distributing donations, food and medical supplies to Ukrainian refugees.
The Voices of Children Foundation has been helping children affected by the war in Ukraine since 2015.
Everyone at Refuge Worldwide sends love and strength to our friends across Ukraine.
We will continue to update this list as events unfold.