Ways to help Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine has changed drastically. The war has caused loss of life, injuries and mass movement of the population to neighbouring countries. According to UNHCR, over a million people have already fled. They indicate that if the number of refugees continues to rise like this, it could be “the biggest refugee crisis this century.” In collaboration with OHCHA and the Connecting Business initiative, UN Global Compact created the guide ‘Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis’. The Guide provides concrete action for businesses to support the Secretary-General’s three-month Flash Appeal for people in Ukraine, and a Regional Refugee Response Plan for the situation outside, under the leadership of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

“This escalating violence – which is resulting in civilian deaths, including children – is totally unacceptable. Enough is enough.”António Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN

People around the world are coming together to protest the war. Initiatives are being set up to support the refugees or the people in Ukraine. You too can help them. You can help with a financial contribution, donating clothing or services, and by speaking out for an end to this war.

We have put together a selection of initiatives. Through these, you can also make a contribution.

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Medical Supplies and Humanitarian Aid

Foundation for the Global Compact 

Provides emergency assistance for staff of the Global Compact Network Ukraine. https://bit.ly/3If4Xy8

International Committee of the Red Cross

ICRC has been working in Ukraine since 2014. Support for hospitals and primary healthcare facilities with medical equipment and emergency preparedness. Repairing water stations and supporting households to rehabilitate their damaged homes: https://bit.ly/3hFhEau

International Medical Corps

Non-profit focusing on providing health care services, psychosocial support and care to citizens of countries dealing with disaster, disease and conflict. Will go towards providing medical and mental health resources: https://bit.ly/3MgBwPv


International humanitarian organization. Providing immediate support for 4 million people. Donations go towards providing Ukrainians with water, food, supplies, hygiene kits, immediate support and aid and cash. Note that CARE is prioritizing supporting women, girls, families and elderly: https://bit.ly/3tmjZwA

Project Hope

An international organization that coordinates with healthcare workers to provide medical support to countries in crisis. Sending medical supplies to Ukrainians: https://bit.ly/3vAkHJm


Doctors without Borders

Working with local volunteers, organizations, health care professionals and authorities to help people travel to health care facilities, access prescribed medication and raise awareness about common health challenges: https://bit.ly/3KdS60u


Sunflower of Peace

American nonprofit raising money to put together first aid backpacks for paramedics, soldiers, citizens, and doctors on the front line. According to its fundraising information, “Each backpack is designed for groups of 5 to 10 people and includes a variety of first aid supplies: bandages, anti-hemorrhagic medicine like Quikclot and Celox, medical instruments, and a means for survival in extreme conditions: https://bit.ly/3Mmu7y3


Evacuation support

Vostok SOS

Organization based in Ukraine, partnering with German-Swiss NGO Liberico to provide immediate evacuation support to Ukrainians fleeing their homes. Provides trauma support to victims: https://bit.ly/3MxHOKK


Malteser International

A nonprofit organization, based in Malta that collects “everyday” supplies for Ukrainians who are fleeing their homes. Everyday medicine, cots, blankets, food and cash for individuals affected by the crisis: https://bit.ly/3IXPaoJ


Helping Children Affected by War

NOVA Ukraine

Ukraine-based nonprofit organization providing citizens with everything from baby food to hygiene kits to clothes and household supplies: https://bit.ly/3Cd7abP


UNICEF Ukraine

Help to repair schools damaged by the bombings. Provides health, nutrition, HIV prevention, education, safe drinking water, sanitation and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in eastern Ukraine: https://uni.cf/3pCGlbX


Save the Children

International nonprofit organizations work towards addressing the needs of children in times of crisis. Go towards providing children and their families with hygiene kits, food and water, cash support and psychosocial aid. 85% of every dollar donated goes directly to providing assistance to vulnerable children: https://bit.ly/3tsuqPg


Voices of Children

A charitable foundation that focuses on the psychological effect of armed conflict on children. Provides art therapy, mobile psychologists and individualized support to traumatized children: https://bit.ly/3pAYWoS


Supporting LGBTQ+ Community

OutRight Action

Setting up shelters and providing safety for ALL citizens: https://bit.ly/3MmxgOp

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