MIAMI (CBSMiami) — As we watch the events in Ukraine unfold, many of us want to know what we can do to help.
Here is a list of organizations helping the people of Ukraine during this crisis. As always, when deciding where to give, be sure to research the organization and consider checking out Charity Navigator, which evaluates nonprofits and recommends credible organizations.READ MORE: Pedestrian Fatalities In The US Reach Highest Level In 40 Years
Neighbors 4 Neighbors
Neighbors 4 Neighbors has partnered with YMCA of South Florida to help those being impacted.
You can help support those directly impacted in Ukraine, as well as those fleeing to surrounding countries. Text N4NUkraine to 41444 or visit neighbors4neighbors.org/ukraine
YMCA is a global organization with deep ties in Europe. YMCA Europe, the Area Alliance (regional resource office) for 44 national YMCA movements in Europe, is coordinating the short, mid, and long-term response plan. This includes emergency support, including food, clothing, housing, transportation and psychosocial counseling for internally displaced people and Ukrainian refugees in Romania, Moldova, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
Project C.U.R.E. will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine and will be on standby to assist with any requests for medical supplies and equipment.
International Committee of the Red Cross
The Red Cross’ humanitarian work aims to help people rebuild their lives and cope with the wider consequences of conflict.
UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children appeal helps provide conflict- and disaster-affected children with access to water, sanitation, nutrition, health and safety services.
CARE is an international organization that fights global poverty with emergency response and long-term development projects.
International Medical Corps
The Los Angeles-based organization provides emergency relief to those struck by conflict, disaster and disease. When an emergency has ended, the organization shifts its response to long-term medical support and training. The organization has been operating in eastern Ukraine since 2014, delivering primary healthcare and mental health services to communities affected by the ongoing conflict.
The Santa Barbara-based organization distributes donated medicine and medical supplies. Direct Relief has supplied Ukrainian healthcare providers with more than $27 million in medical aid.
All donations to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund will support humanitarian assistance in impacted communities in Ukraine and surrounding regions where Ukrainian refugees have fled. GlobalGiving’s local partners in Ukraine are bringing relief to displaced families and people in high-risk areas, and they need resources to continue and expand their vital work.
Nova Ukraine is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about Ukraine in the US and throughout the world and providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services has partners across Ukraine and is currently providing shelter, food, hygiene supplies, fuel, transportation to safe areas, and counseling support
Project HOPE is actively shipping essential medicines and medical supplies to affected areas in Ukraine.
World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization serving the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. They are working to provide food, water, and other basic necessities to displaced families in Ukraine.
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
The Fellowship is on the ground providing emergency aid to vulnerable Jewish communities including security and basic needs.
Save the Children
At least 7.5 million children in Ukraine are in grave danger of physical harm, severe emotional distress and displacement following an escalation in hostilities overnight. Save the Children is urgently calling on all parties to the conflict to agree to an immediate cessation of hostilities to reduce the risk to children’s lives and wellbeing.
Revived Soldiers Ukraine
This non-profit provides medical aid for people affected by military conflict. The group buys medication, medical supplies, helps support army hospitals, and works to improve the living standards for soldiers and their families.
Voices of Children
Voices of Children provides psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by war.
Sunflower of Peace
A nonprofit organization with a mission to mobilize support and aid for Ukrainian orphans, internally displaced persons, and those most affected by the current situation by providing medical assistance and other necessities. Visit their Facebook page.
Convoy of Hope
Through partnerships across Europe, Convoy of Hope has worked diligently in Ukraine since 2014, alleviating suffering in and around the nation. Convoy’s International Disaster Services team is actively trying to make contact with partners in affected areas.
Polish Medical Mission
Polish Medical Mission is a Polish humanitarian organization providing medical assistance in the neediest countries of the world.
UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency)
UNHCR has stepped up operations and capacity in Ukraine and neighboring countries. Your support can help ensure that Ukrainians forced to flee their homes are sheltered and safe.