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February 24, 2022

Ukraine Invasion: How to Help

In February, Russian military forces and militants launched an attack on Ukraine, a peaceful nation that has embraced democracy, in clear violation of international law – including the Geneva Conventions.

UW President Ana Mari Cauce unequivocally condemned the attacks in a blog post and called on the UW community to stand in solidarity with Ukraine.

The consequences of Russia’s invasion are immediate and far-reaching. Already, several Central European countries have received an influx of millions of refugees from Ukraine – many of whom are fleeing with only what they can carry on foot or in a personal vehicle.

How to Help

Refugees fleeing the violence in Ukraine will need medical aid, emergency shelter and water and food security. 

Consider making a one-time gift or setting up monthly payroll deduction through the UWCFD to one of our member organizations actively responding to the situation in Ukraine:

UW I-TECH Humanitarian Fund (charity code 1483101): This fund supports I-TECH teams and partners to assess, respond to, manage, and/or enhance program implementation to meet the needs of individuals and communities during crises – such as in Ukraine and other global humanitarian emergencies.

iMiracle Project (charity code 1483107): We support families in need through humanitarian aid, education, and sports programs. We accomplish this mission through local and global partnerships with non-profits, businesses and individuals.

Doctors Without Borders (charity code 0315935) is working to set up emergency response activities in the country and dispatching teams to Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia. Teams are also ready to respond in Russia and Belarus. 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.

Global Impact (charity code 0316711) is a federation of nonprofit organizations inspiring greater giving to foster critical humanitarian development throughout the world. Give to the Ukraine Response Fund and support the critical work of our Charity Alliance partners. Your donation will go to leading nonprofits like Direct Relief, International Medical Corps and UNICEF USA as they care for the people of Ukraine during this crisis.

CARE (charity code 0315522): Your emergency gift supports CARE’s Ukraine Crisis Fund aiming to reach 4 million with immediate aid and recovery, food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support, and cash assistance. Our response prioritizes women and girls, families, and the elderly.

Save the Children (charity code 0315475): 7.5 million children in Ukraine are in grave danger of physical harm, severe emotional distress and displacement following an escalation in hostilities. Every effort should be made to find a diplomatic solution and avert a catastrophic war. While we assess the situation on the ground, your donation to the Children’s Emergency Fund will help us deliver lifesaving aid to vulnerable children in the Ukraine and around the world.

UNICEF USA (charity code 0315489): UNICEF’s emergency response teams — who have been on the ground in Ukraine since 2014, addressing impacts of conflict on children in the eastern region — have significantly scaled up operations all across the country since war broke out Feb. 24, 2022

Project Hope (charity code 0316050): Project HOPE stands ready to support the Ukrainian people, both in Ukraine, and the surrounding countries with health and humanitarian aid. Our emergency response team and partners in Europe are sending critically needed medical supplies and standing by to provide health screening and care for refugee outflows as this tragic situation unfolds.

American Red Cross International Services (charity code 0338058) helps vulnerable individuals and communities around the world to prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters, complex humanitarian emergencies, and life-threatening health conditions.

Americares (charity code 0315518) has relief workers on the ground assisting in the response and more staff deployments are planned. Shipments of critical supplies are underway as they work with local partners to assess needs and provide support for a heavily impacted health system.

Catholic Relief Services (charity code 0315527) has staff on the ground across Ukraine and in bordering countries, ready to provide safe shelter, hot meals, hygiene supplies, fuel to keep warm, transport to safe areas, counseling support and more.

International Medical Corps (charity code 1479246) works in conflict areas around the world and is raising money for a campaign to help provide humanitarian relief to the people of Ukraine affected by the war.

Convoy of Hope (charity code 0464880) is distributing meals, sheltering supplies, and hygiene kits to local partners to help Ukrainians amidst attacks from Russia.

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