The war in Ukraine is shocking for all of us and many people want to help. That’s why we want to share several ways you can take action right now.
The current political situation is more than disturbing. We condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The devastating effects of war, as seen in ongoing armed conflicts around the globe, have long-term negative consequences for people, communities, infrastructure, the economy, public health care and social order.
We want to show solidarity – This overview shows you which different organisations need support, how you can raise your voice for peace and justice and how you can actively help.
1. Support as a Volunteer
- Volunteers from Germany
can sign up on this list to pick up Ukrainians from Poland or from the Ukrainian border.
- Private accommodation
for Ukrainians in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Austria can be entered into this CryptPad.
- Offer sleeping facilities
Ukrainian leftists in Germany have created a Google Formular where you can register sleeping facilities in Germany.
- Berlin helps
Information collected by „Berlin hilft“ to support Ukrainians.
2. Inform yourself, sign petitions, demonstrate peacefully
- Demonstrate #StandwithUkraine
Check out the official Stand with Ukraine page for all the latest demonstrations in cities around the world.
- Petitions via Change.org
Sign petitions via Change.org
- Inform yourself using reliable media sources
Distinguish serious from dubious sources with the overview of Bayerischer Rundfunk.
- Ukraine world
Here you can find independent news, articles, podcasts, videos, reports and analyses directly from Ukraine.
- Kyiv Independent
Read on Kyiv independent how the invasion and conflict are affecting citizens, the economy and Ukrainian foreign policy.
- Understanding Ukraine
The taxpayer-funded think tank Centre for Liberal Modernity has set up the site Understanding Ukraine.
- Reporters Without Borders
Support Reporters without Borders to give independent journalism a voice.
3. Switch or change your own contracts and service providers now
- Green bank switch
Switch now to a green bank that does not finance military forces. We recommend for example Tomorrowbank, Umweltbank, GLS Bank, or Triodos Bank, which invests your money exclusively in a sustainable way.
- Sustainable insurance
Switching to a sustainable insurance company that invests your money ethically is also a step in the right direction: Good24, for example, which is a social insurance broker, donates part of its commissions to sustainable projects. VRK has also already received an award for its sustainability efforts.
- Clean energy
Clean Energy suppliers are the better choice, make sure they exclusively offer energy from renewable sources, such as they do at LichtBlick, EWS Elektrizitätswerke Schönau or Green Planet Energy.
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4. Donate to trustworthy organisations
- Ukranian Red Cross
Provides humanitarian aid, e.g. by supporting refugees and training doctors.
- Revived soldiers Ukraine
This organisation funds medicines and medical supplies for field and army hospitals on the front lines in eastern Ukraine.
- Nova Ukraine
A Ukraine-based non-profit organisation that provides citizens with everything from baby food and hygiene items to clothing and household goods.
UNHCR is scaling up its relief efforts to help fleeing civilians. Urgent needs include shelter, relief items such as blankets and specialised protection.
- Vostok SOS
The human rights organisation “Vostok SOS” is currently collecting donations for medicine, evacuations and emergency shelters.
- Voices of Children
The non-profit foundation “Voices of Children” helps children affected by the war in eastern Ukraine. They are currently using their donations to support people on the run.
- Polska Akcja Humanitarna
The Polish organisation “Polska Akcja Humanitarna” is currently buying food and hygiene items needed in both Poland and Ukraine for their appeal “SOS Ukraine”.
- MISSION LIFELINE
is currently at the Slovak-Ukrainian border with a convoy and helping with coordination.
The German Caritas relief organisation is helping refugee Ukrainians on the ground in Ukraine in its social centres with field kitchens, emergency shelters and psychological support for war-traumatised people.
- ChildFund Germany
ChildFund Germany helps large families and children in local children’s homes with emergency care.
- UNO Refugee Aid
UNO Refugee Aid is currently working mainly on the borders of Ukraine to strengthen the civilian infrastructure.
- Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe provides food, drinking water or emergency shelters for war refugees. Diakonie Austria is working with project partners in the neighbouring countries of Poland, Hungary and Moldova who are preparing to take in Ukrainians.
The international relief organisation of the Sovereign Order of Malta provides refugees in Ukraine and neighbouring countries with medical supplies, field kitchens and emergency shelters.
- Stichting Vluchteling
The Dutch organisation “Stichting Vluchteling” collects emergency aid such as food and medicine for war refugees in Ukraine’s neighbouring countries.
This is not a final list, we welcome any tips and feedback from the community! If you have any additional suggestions or further ideas on how to support Ukraine, please send us an email to: email@example.com
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