The situation unfolding in Ukraine has been heart-breaking to watch. GVS has compiled a list of organisations providing immediate support to the emergency situation where you can make a donation.
Cardiff Volunteer Centre @ C3SC – Refugee Volunteer Appeal
The City of Cardiff is anticipating the arrival of a significant number of Ukrainian Refugees. The Welsh Government is planning to set up six Arrival Hubs in Wales, including one in Cardiff Airport and one in Cardiff Central station, along with 4-5 Welcome Centres.
In preparation the Cardiff Volunteer Centre @ C3SC is keen to identify individuals who are interested in assisting with these welcome and resettlement efforts. As government and third sector organisations prepare to meet increased demand for their services, a pool of potential volunteers will be instrumental in responding quickly and efficiently to the needs of Ukrainians entering the UK.
For more information and to register your interest, please visit: Call to Action – Ukrainian Refugee Volunteer Appeal (volunteering-wales.net)
For information on how you can support Syrian refugees and to register, please visit: Arabic Speakers – Volunteers Needed To Share Information – COVID19 (Coronavirus) Call To Action Volunteers in Wales (volunteering-wales.net)
Donating Money to the Ukraine Appeal
Donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal. The UK Government matched, pound-for-pound, £25 million of public donations to this appeal. Home | Disasters Emergency Committee (dec.org.uk)
The Red Cross Ukraine Appeal Ukraine Crisis Appeal | British Red Cross
UNICEF Ukraine Appeal Ukraine crisis: donate now to protect children – Unicef UK
UNHCR Ukraine Appeal Ukraine emergency | UK for UNHCR (unrefugees.org.uk)
HSBC Ukraine Appeal Ukraine appeal – HSBC UK
Save The Children Ukrainian Appeal Our work in Ukraine | Save the Children UK
Christian Aid Ukrainian Appeal Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal – Christian Aid
Salvation Army Ukrainian Appeal Homepage | The Salvation Army
Shelterbox Ukrainian Appeal Ukraine Crisis Urgent Appeal – ShelterBox
Refugee Support Group Ukrainian Appeal Refugee Support Group – Ukraine AppealRefugee Support Group (rrsg.org.uk)
CAFOD Ukrainian Appeal Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal | CAFOD
UK MED Ukrainian Appeal Ukraine Appeal – UK-Med
John Lewis Ukrainian Appeal Ukraine Crisis Appeal | John Lewis & Partners
Emmaus Ukrainian Appeal Ukraine appeal – Emmaus UK
Age International Ukrainian Appeal Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal | Age International
Other Ukrainian Appeals
1. If you want to support Ukrainian hospitals during the crisis, head to Support Hospital. This charity provides “trauma-related equipment and surgical tools,” along with other necessities. Make a donation via their website.
2. Another main charity you can donate to is the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund which predominantly helps Eastern Ukraine, which has been the site of most attacks. You can make a donation through their website.
3. Polish charities. Here are some of the charities that will use the donations for feeding, housing, and helping refugees: Polish Humanitarian Action, the Polish Association for Legal Intervention, Polish Center for International Aid, HIAS, and R2P.
4. The Ukrainian military. Ukraine has also asked for donations to be made directly to the Ukrainian military, and to those providing medical assistance on the ground such as Médecins Sans Frontières or the Ukrainian Red Cross.
5. Sunflower for Peace offers medical assistance and prepares first aid medical backpacks for paramedics and doctors on the frontlines.
6. Choose Love Donations through Choose Love will provide emergency food, shelter, clothing, legal support, support for people in the LGBTQIA+ community or with mental health problems.
7. Voices of Children. Donating to this charity provides support to Ukrainian children affected by the war.
8. Nova Ukraine: This non-profit organisation focuses on humanitarian aid to vulnerable populations in Ukraine: https://novaukraine.org/