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How to Help Ukraine

Wednesday, March 16, 2:52 pm
Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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The iconic "Be Someone" graffiti over I-10 and I-45 north of downtown was updated to show support for the people of Ukraine. (Photo: Caroline Siegfried)

Many of us are watching as the crisis in Ukraine unfolds and wondering how we can help. Here’s a list of organizations we’ve found that are helping people in Ukraine and accepting donations: 

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. The humanitarian organization aims to raise $20 million and help at least 4 million Ukrainians. 

GoFundMe: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Actress Mila Kunis, who was born in Ukraine, and husband Ashton Kutcher pledged to match up to $3 million in aid to displaced Ukrainians. See the video on Instagram and the GoFundMe here.

International Committee of the Red Cross  
This Switzerland-based organization is working to help people affected by the conflict and support the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross.

International Medical Corps  
The global nonprofit has been delivering primary healthcare and mental health services in eastern Ukraine since 2014. Its Ukraine team is preparing to deploy mobile medical teams to provide emergency and primary health services, mental health services, and Covid-19 awareness and prevention services for people who have been displaced.

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston’s Ukraine Relief Fund  
The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston is collecting funds to go toward Ukraine relief. 

Kidsave International
Kidsave helps find families for older kids in foster care and orphanages. The organization is working to help children in Ukraine, aiming to move at least 200 children in Ukraine each week to safe locations.

Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders  
MSF works with local volunteers, organizations, healthcare professionals, and authorities to help people travel to healthcare facilities and access needed medications.

Medical Bridges
Nonprofit Medical Bridges is working to send medical aid to support impacted communities in Ukraine. Donate medical supplies and equipment or volunteer to help sort and pack donated supplies. 

Razom, which means “together” in Ukrainian, is a nonprofit that works to unlock the potential of Ukraine. Currently, Razom is providing critical medical supplies and amplifying the voices of Ukrainians. See more about Razom's Emergency Response.

Save the Children  
An organization based in London, Save the Children helps to deliver essential humanitarian aid to vulnerable children in Ukraine and around the world. 

Sunflower of Peace  
Sunflower of Peace is raising money to prepare first-aid medical tactical backpacks for paramedics and doctors on the front lines.

World Central Kitchen  
Founded in 2010 by celebrity chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen is a nonprofit that provides meals in the wake of natural disasters. Currently, WCK is supporting families fleeing Ukraine and residents remaining in the country. 

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)  
The international organization aims to provide emergency assistance to families in Ukraine, such as cash assistance and opportunities for resettlement in the U.S.

UNICEF supports health, nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation, and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in Ukraine.

United Help Ukraine  
United Help Ukraine is receiving and distributing monetary donations, food, and medical supplies to displaced Ukrainians. The organization is also assisting anyone affected by the conflict and the families of wounded or killed soldiers. 

Voices of Children  
Voices of Children helps provide psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by the armed conflict.

Editor’s note: Know of other ways to help? Comment below or email [email protected]

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