Have you been wondering how we in Birmingham can do our bit to help Ukrainians whose lives have been turned upside down by Russia’s evil attack on their nation?
Whatever the scale of your contribution, every bit of help will make a difference and benefit people in desperate need.
There are many organisations welcoming financial donations and other means of support.
Ukraine and its people face immense danger every second of the day, so no pledge of assistance will go unnoticed.
Which charities have been vocal in their appeals for support?
The British Red Cross says it has been supporting people in Ukraine for many years and will not stop now.
A spokesman said: “Donations to our appeal will be used to support the work of the Ukraine Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross by supporting families with food, first aid and medicines, helping hospitals and healthcare facilities, repairing vital infrastructure and helping to repair homes, schools and community centres.”
Save the Children UK is another charity which has issued urgent appeals for financial help to assist young lives which have been shattered in Ukraine.
It said: “The eight-year conflict in Ukraine has now worsened. Without urgent de-escalation, the crisis will spiral out of control, with devastating consequences for children.
“You can help by supporting our Emergency Fund today. Your donation will allow our teams to help more children in crisis. Over 7.5 million children are in need of support.”
Doctors Without Borders is also playing a key role and is in desperate need of more support.
The charity is working with local volunteers, groups, healthcare professionals and authorities to help people travel to healthcare.
It said: “What’s happening in Ukraine is extremely worrying. As hostilities continue, ensuring people’s access to healthcare and medicines will be critical.
“The situation is fast-evolving, so we are mobilising an emergency-prep response to be ready for a variety of needs.
“We see on the roads that tens of thousands of people are frightened and on the move.”
Which Ukrainian organisations can benefit from financial aid?
Revived Soldiers Ukraine funds medication and medical supplies for army hospitals on the front line, whilst Nova Ukraine provides civilians with everything from baby food and hygiene products to clothes and household supplies.
The repercussions of this conflict will last for many years to come and Voices of Children is a charity that focuses on helping children recover from the psychological trauma of war.
UNICEF is a global charity focused on the welfare of children by providing water, nutrition, healthcare and education and CARE is another international aid organisation aiming to provide food, hygiene kits and social services to Ukrainians in need.
How can donations be made?
Visit the charities’ social pages for information on how to donate.
Instagram pages feature links in the bio with full instructions on how to pledge your support.
Twitter and Facebook pages and the charities’ websites also feature details of how to get involved.
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