How to support Ukraine’s people

Putin’s devastating war on Ukraine is forcing untold suffering on people fleeing. The UN estimates 850,000 people have become refugees. That number will be sure to increase fast. This excludes all the people in Ukraine without proper food, water, and medicines. What can the world do to help? Apple has announced they will match $2 for every $1 donated to help Ukraine. Check with your work to see if similar matching programs are available.

Our contributions may be small, but it is helping a fellow human in dire circumstances. Every thing matters. Here are some good charities focused on helping the people of Ukraine, with descriptions of how they are helping from their own websites.

World Central Kitchen

WCK is serving thousands of fresh meals to Ukrainian families fleeing home as well as those who remain in the country.

UN Refugee Agency

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds pledge to match donations for Ukrainian refugees up to $1 million through the UN Refugee Agency.

UNHCR has stepped up our operations and capacity in Ukraine and neighbouring countries,” the organization’s website read. “We remain firmly committed to support all affected populations in Ukraine and countries in the region.


As conflict in Ukraine escalates, UNICEF is scaling up its emergency response inside the country — while also racing to meet the urgent needs of vulnerable children and families on the move as they stream into Poland, Romania, Moldova and other neighboring countries.

Thanks to ABC for some excellent donation links below.

Razom for Ukraine

Razom’s Emergency Response is the SOS button that is pressed in times of need. We created this project to provide urgent help and support in face of an extreme and unforeseen situation in Ukraine. Today, the sovereign nation of Ukraine has to deal with the most horrendous and catastrophic emergency – a brutal invasion. Razom is responding to this by providing critical medical supplies and amplifying the voices of Ukrainians.

Global Giving

Russia has invaded Ukraine in the biggest state-against-state attack since World War II. Millions of civilians are caught in the middle of an escalating war and humanitarian crisis, and casualties are rising. Your donation to this fund will support Ukrainians in need, with a focus on the most vulnerable, including children.

International Rescue Committee

As Russia invades Ukraine and civilians seek safety, the IRC is preparing to rush critical aid to displaced families. Help us support families affected by the Ukraine crisis.

Doctors Without Borders

As hundreds of thousands of people are forced to escape the conflict in Ukraine, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to set up emergency response activities in the country and dispatching teams to Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

In the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, MSF teams have distributed medical kits to treat war-wounded people. We have also provided a telemedicine training for trauma care for 30 surgeons from eastern Ukraine.

Airbnb and Airbnb are announcing that will offer free, short-term housing to up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine.

These stays will be funded by Airbnb, Inc., donors to the Refugee Fund, and the generosity of Hosts through

Anyone interested in opening their homes to support this effort can learn how to get involved at

We’ll be giving to Global Giving, the first of many donations I am sure.

Warmest regards, peace, and much love,


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