On February 24, 2022, families in multiple Ukrainian cities—including the capital, Kyiv—woke up to the terrifying sounds of Russian missiles and rockets. As the invasion continues, many shaken residents have to shelter for their safety in subway stations and underground parking structures. Leaving their homes behind, some families have no option but to flee to neighboring Poland. Most devastatingly, this attack has resulted in multiple lives lost.
Conflict over the last eight years has left hundreds of thousands internally displaced and almost 3 million people in need of humanitarian aid. The number is only expected to rise as the invasion will have devastating consequences for people in Ukraine.
To assist the people of Ukraine with humanitarian relief, CAAP recommends giving to the following organizations:
- United Help Ukraine receives and distributes donations, food and medical supplies to displaced Ukrainians affected by Russia’s invasion.
- Nova Ukraine is dedicated to raising awareness about Ukraine in the US and throughout the world and providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine
- International Red Cross is on the front lines in Ukraine, saving and protecting the lives of the victims of armed conflict and violence.
- Catholic Relief Services is partnering with Caritas Internationalis on the ground in Ukraine and in bordering countries to offer shelter, fuel, food, hygiene products, counseling services and more to families forced to flee their homes.
- Revived Soldiers Ukraine is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to the people of Ukraine in support of their fundamental human rights and medical rehabilitation of Ukrainian soldiers.
- Razom for Ukraine was founded in 2014 to assist Ukrainians after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and currently has a network of activists across the U.S. and internationally to provide emergency support to Ukraine.
To stay up-to-date on what’s happening in Ukraine, visit Stand With Ukraine NOW – Official website of Ukraine
*background image credit: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times