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- Here is a list of organizations already helping Ukraine and its vulnerable citizens in various ways.
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As the Russian military invasion of Ukraine has unfolded, so too has a humanitarian crisis that has forced civilians to flee their homes or take refuge in bomb shelters and subway stations throughout the country.
As the world watches on TVs and smartphones, it's a natural thought to want to help in some way.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of organizations that are asking for assistance. Donations can be made through the links to their websites or social media pages.
- Unicef supports health, nutrition, HIV prevention, education, safe drinking water, sanitation and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in Ukraine.
- Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders MSF runs a range of activities in Ukraine working with local volunteers, organizations, health care professionals and authorities to help people travel to health care facilities and access prescribed medications.
- Voices of Children The Ukrainian organization's Charitable Foundation helps provide psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by the armed conflict, according to its website.
- Sunflower of Peace The nonprofit organization is raising money to prepare first aid medical tactical backpacks for paramedics and doctors on the front lines.
- International Committee of the Red Cross This Switzerland-based organization is aiming to help people affected by the conflict and support the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross.
- Save the Children Save the Children, based in London, helps to deliver lifesaving aid to vulnerable children in Ukraine and around the world. According to its website, the organization says it is on the ground in the U.S. and other parts of the world "delivering essential humanitarian aid."
- UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) The international organization aims to provide emergency assistance to families in Ukraine — providing aid such as cash assistance and opportunities for resettlement in the U.S.
- CARE CARE is raising money for its Ukraine Crisis Fund, which will provide immediate aid including food, water, hygiene kits, support services and direct cash assistance.
- International Medical Corps The global nonprofit has been delivering primary health care and mental health services in eastern Ukraine since 2014, and is raising funds to expand those services for people affected by the latest conflict.
Read the full article about supporting people in Ukraine by Jeff Dean and Jonathan Franklin at NPR.