We are extremely saddened by the Russian war and invasion of Ukraine. Below are a list of links and resources we've compiled for you to give, support, and donate to the people of Ukraine.
International Rescue Committee:
The IRC is on the ground in Poland supporting displaced children and families with vital supplies. Donate one time, or set up recurring payments, to provide medical care and emergency support services to refugee families in countries like Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen.
Latvian Support of Ukraine:
Started by Larissa's host brother during her exchange year in Latvia, Tomass, this donation portal uses funds where it will be most needed. Fuel and first aid supplies are being sent to Ukraine in co-operation with the Ministry of Defense.
Fight for Right:
Ukrainian Leader Yuliia Sachuk’s organization, Fight for Right, promotes and protects the human rights of people living with disabilities in her community. In response to the crisis, Fight for Right is coordinating accessible shelter, evacuations, and emergency services–ensuring those living with disabilities aren’t left out of the humanitarian efforts. Their Go Fund Me page is the place for direct donations.
Hungarian Helsinki Committee:
Leader András Léderer and his team at the Hungarian Helsinki Committee have been helping provide free-of-charge legal assistance and representation to refugees in Hungary for decades. Right now, they are focused on helping asylum seekers from Ukraine find professional and free legal assistance.
Following reports that a number of African and Indian students have faced discrimination and racism at the border of Poland while trying to escape to safety, Fundacja Ocalenie has stepped in to provide support.
The Kyiv Independent, an English-language media outlet, was launched three months ago and was created on the principles of independent journalism and free-press. The goal of their Go Fund Me campaign is to keep the accurate news coming.
Polish Migration Forum:
This Polish organization is offering a free crisis hotline to assist people who are being affected by the Ukrainian crisis, including individuals who have fled the country, families worried about the well-being of their children, and those who have relatives in Ukraine and are feeling a sense of hopelessness.
Cordélia Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims:
A Hungarian nonprofit that has experience helping severely traumatized asylum seekers, refugees, and their family members. They provide counseling and advanced psychiatric support.
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights:
The Urgent Action Fund is helping support women, transgender, and nonbinary activists on the ground in and around Ukraine, by providing flexible funding, access to communication channels, and medical support.
International Organization for Migration (IOM):
IOM is scaling up its humanitarian operations in Ukraine and neighboring countries, providing emergency services in health, shelter, winter supplies, and protection.
Association for Legal Intervention:
This Polish NGO has been providing pro bono legal work for migrants and refugees since 2005. Due to the rapidly changing rules and individual cases of those fleeing Ukraine, the Association for Legal Intervention just launched a dedicated legal portal to provide prompt legal advice.