On February 24, 2022, Russian military forces conducted an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, causing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. The people of Ukraine have been caught in the middle of conflict for nearly eight years, and there are currently 2.9 million in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. In addition to the direct impacts of ongoing conflict, COVID-19 has exacerbated economic insecurity and lack of access to health care in Ukraine.
Please consider sending cash donations to reputable relief organizations working on the ground. They can make the most difference and save the most lives. Detailed information on how relief organizations use donations can be found at: GiveWell, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, and the Better Business Bureau. Below are some of the organizations responding in Ukraine.
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for International Disaster Information (USAID CIDI)