Step 1: Support Ukrainians

Ukrainians resisting Russian occupancy

Occupations can only be won if those being occupied succumb to the invaders. Ukrainians have sent their message loud and clear to the aggressors, as captured in the now famous: ‘Russian warship, Go F**k yourself’. 

However, this strength cannot last forever. Over time, it gets harder to remain brave, as the cost of war is exacted on friends, family, soldiers and civilians.

Your donations don’t just have the immediate impact of saving lives and protecting human rights, but also send a message of solidarity. Of strength. Of community.

Help the Ukrainians in their moment of need, by helping them access urgent supplies, heal the wounded, protect their children, and maintain their resistance. Whether that’s the communities still located in Ukraine, or the family and loved ones here in Australia.

The more we can support them, the more they can support others.

If giving generously now helps to save lives, strengthen communities, avoid escalation of war, and reduce the worst economic outcomes (which will likely be far greater than whatever you donate), giving is a decision that feels good with both the heart and the head.

ACTION: Support Humanitarian AId

Don't KNOW who to donate to?

Give to the UNHCR, one of the worlds leading organisaitons in supporting refugees around the world

If you are looking for more great ways to support the humanitarian effort, a number of groups directly working on the ground in Ukraine are below:

Link

Type

Description

Caritas Australia

Ukrainian Charity

Caritas has been working with Caritas Ukraine since
2014 to help people affected by the humanitarian crisis, and is providing essential emergency goods including shelter, food relief and cash distributions.

Ukraine Crisis Appeal 

Australian  
Ukrainian Charity

The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations – the national peak body for 24 Ukrainian Australian community organisations – is encouraging concerned Australians to donate to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal which has pivoted to supplying urgent supplies
to displaced and injured Ukrainians.

United Help Ukraine 

Medical Supplies

United Help Ukraine focuses on providing medical supplies and humanitarian aid, and raising awareness of the conflict.

Voices of
Children

Children

aims to help children affected by the war in eastern
Ukraine, providing support through art therapy, psychologists, video storytelling and a number of other methods.

Ukrainian Red Cross 

Volunteer Support

They are also taking donations from abroad to mobilise volunteers and provide resources and support to victims on the ground

Save the Children 

Evacuation and Refugee Support

 Save the Children holding an appeal to support for families in evacuation sites or in villages, to help distribute emergency items such as blankets, medicine and hygiene kits, and to help neighbouring countries including Poland, Romania and Lithuania to support people fleeing Ukraine.

CARE Australia

Living Essentials

is also supporting local partners in Ukraine and
neighbouring countries to distribute food, water, hygiene kits and money for supplies, as well as assistance to support the thousands of displaced families.

Vostok-SOS 

Victim of War Support

this charity provides assistance to victims of war
in both Ukraine and Crimea, finding shelter and delivering psychological first aid. 

Sunflower of Peace

Paramedic and Doctor Support

providing assistance to paramedics and doctors on
the ground, as well as mobilise support and aid for Ukrainian orphans and internally displaced people.

UNICEF 

Water, Health, Hygiene

has mobile aid workers on the ground in Ukraine
delivering water, health and hygiene supplies to impacted areas with a focus on children and families.

Ukraine Humanitarian Fund

UN Support Fund

is a United Nations-run fund that contributes
directly and immediately to a wide range of partner organisations at the front lines so funding reaches the people most in need.

Nova Ukraine.

Living Essentials

Nova Ukraine, a Ukraine-based nonprofit, provides citizens with everything from baby food and hygiene products, to clothes and household supplies. Donate here.

Outright Action.

LGBTQ+ Support

The organisation will be helping to support
LGBTQ+ groups and organisations on the ground who are setting up shelters and providing safety for citizens. 

ACTION: Support THE LOCAL Ukrainian Community

Many communities will be affected by this war, and we can help strengthen and support them. As conflict runs through Ukraine and the surrounding regions, tough economic sanctions pummel the Russian economy (and those that rely on it), it is hard to imagine anyone in the global community not impacted in some way.

Ways you can get involved include:

Next Steps

1. Support Ukrainians

2. Defund the War Machine

3. Pressure Government to ACT

4. REad and spread the truth

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