How to help the people of Ukraine during the on-going war
In the early days of the unwanted conflict between Ukraine and Russia, there was a lot of media coverage about the airstrikes and how the attacks displaced 44.13 million people. However, the CNBC mentioned that 'the Ukraine conflict is heavily affecting some of Russia’s most capable units, said the U.K.’s Defence Ministry in its daily intelligence update. It added that it will “take considerable time and expense for Russia to reconstitute its armed forces.” However, the war is not over and no matter where you are here are a number of ways you can help refugees caught in the conflict.
Come Back Alive
This foundation launched in 2014, and became the biggest organization providing support to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Our fund supports the Armed Forces of Ukraine through financing purely defence initiatives. Since 2014 we have provided around 1000 thermal imagers and over 250 UAVs. In addition to the material support, we increased technological capabilities of the Army through providing 1,500 tablets with Armor software aimed at stopping the artillery. Come Back Alive also organizes trainings to equip our military with crucial skills. In 2015 we launched trainings for medical workers, artillerists, snipers, minesweepers, and defence analysts. After coming back from the front line, our military members have access to sport rehabilitation and veteran business opportunities. Their organization does not use funds for purchasing weapons. Any profits generated from donations help supply technology, trainings, and accouterments to help our warriors defend Ukraine and save the lives of its citizens.
Australian Red Cross
As the security situation allows, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and other Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners are responding to existing and emerging humanitarian needs during the on-going war in Ukraine. At this time, Red Cross teams are providing first aid and psychosocial support. In addition to transporting people to hospital, and helping to reunite families through the Red Cross hotline. The Red Cross is also delivering humanitarian aid to shelters, medical facilities, and temporary accommodations for those who are displaced. They’re present at border crossings, supporting families with food, water and hygiene kits, and organising bedding and clothing in places of temporary accommodation.
Since the ongoing conflict, UNICEF continues to have a team on the ground in Ukraine, which provides essential supplies. Namely, 22 trucks with 168 tonnes of supplies, including midwifery kits, surgical kits, obstetric kits, oxygen concentrators, cold boxes, as well as blankets and winter clothes, water, sanitation and hygiene kits, dignity kits; early childhood education kits and adolescent kits. Additionally, UNICEF focuses on protecting children during the ongoing war, by offering psychologicalsercices for children across Ukraine to help relieve anxiety, trauma and emotional distress. UNICEF also supports repairs to damaged schools and vital water and sanitation facilities to aid refugees fleeing the conflict.
Although media coverage of the war in Ukraine is not as prevalent, it's still a humanitarian crisis. Your kindness and generosity will help families and soldiers in the face of immense hardship, loss and fear. Thank you for considering the abovementioned orgnisations to help the people of Ukraine during the war.