The New York Times recently shared four different organizations that are currently accepting financial donations to provide aid to the people of Ukraine. Please review the information below and visit these organizations’ respective websites to learn more and make a donation today.
Direct Relief is one of the world’s largest distributors of donated medical supplies. Over the past six months, it has provided Ukraine with $26 million in medical aid.
Last weekend, the Ukrainians Ministry of Health sent Direct Relief a list of items it needed, such as 500 emergency medical packs. The organization is working to acquire and deliver those supplies.
Mercy Corps provides humanitarian assistance and community building in more than 40 countries, including Afghanistan and Yemen. After Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, the organization sent workers to Ukraine’s separatist regions to repair war-damaged houses and deliver water and sanitation supplies.
Mercy Corps is sending aid workers to Romania and Poland along the Ukrainian border, where it plans to support local organizations with cash grants in the coming weeks.
International Medical Corps
Since 2014, International Medical Corps has provided medical services and prescription medicine to people in eastern Ukraine.
To meet the needs of Ukrainians displaced by the conflict, the organization plans to increase its presence in the country, focusing in particular on mental health care and access to food and water.
Save the Children
Over the past year, Save the Children prepared for escalating conflict in Ukraine by helping local organizations stock up on hygiene kits and winter clothes. Since the Russian invasion, it has helped distribute those supplies and provided protective services for unaccompanied minors who are fleeing the country.