Ukraine: How You Can Help

By Adriana Blancarte-Hayward, Senior Manager, Outreach Services
March 3, 2022
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As the war in Ukraine continues, it can be difficult to know how best to help, as well as which resources are best to consult. The Library is here to help guide your questions and point you to trustworthy sources of information and support for those in need in Ukraine. See below for a list of credible organizations you can contribute to that are working to provide aid.

  • The International Rescue Committee is taking donations to help support displaced Ukrainian families.
  • GlobalGiving, an international nonprofit that connects charitable campaigns to donors around the world, has set up a Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. 
  • UNICEF is increasing emergency response efforts throughout Ukraine. 
  • Doctors Without Borders, long a stalwart in humanitarian work, outlines its efforts in Ukraine and how you can help. 
  • The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) provides direct cash assistance to those in need and helps provide opportunities for resettlement in the United States. 
  • CARE’s Ukraine Crisis Fund aims to raise $20 million.
  • Voices for Children Foundation serving the psychological needs of children since the start of the war in 2015, specializing in art therapy and general psychosocial support 
  • Support journalists in Ukraine continue operations through the Kyiv Independent donation page. 
  • Save the Children, a global non-profit with the mission to lifesaving relief to children and deliver essential humanitarian aid, is calling for donations.
  • World Central Kitchen is serving thousands of fresh meals to Ukrainian families fleeing home as well as residents who remain in the country.

To support Ukrainian-focused organizations:

For information on the history of Ukraine and the events that led to today, see here for a list of books and resources