With the horrific news about the events in Ukraine, it is understandable that our community may want to help those affected by the humanitarian crisis.
With the amazing efforts of residents donating items for transport to Ukraine, organisers are now asking that if you are thinking of helping in any way, if you are able, please can you provide a donation to aid organisations working in the region. To help, here is a list of four organisations and a little information about the work they do:
- 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀, which has launched an appeal to help the Ukrainian Red Cross to provide food, medicine, clothing and shelter, as well as first aid training in bomb shelters, and drinking water to villages in eastern Ukraine
- 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗡𝗛𝗖𝗥 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗴𝗲𝗲 𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆, which is funding emergency shelters, repairs for homes damaged by shelling, emergency cash assistance, psychological support and warm clothing
- 𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗖𝗘𝗙, the UN’s children’s charity, which is helping to ensure families have clean water and food and that child health and protection services continue
- 𝗦𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻, which is providing cash assistance, food and other support to refugees crossing into Romanian and Lithuania, as well as in Ukraine itself.
The British Red Cross and Save the Children are also part of the 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗘𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗲