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Izland Team ┃28.02.2022

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, labelled by President Vladimir Putin as a 'special military operation' to prevent the 'genocide' of both Ukrainian and Russian citizens (Reuters). One major consequence of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is the rapidly developing humanitarian crisis, seeing the welfare of hundreds of thousands of people threatened.

There are ways to help, no matter how far from Ukraine you are.

Here is some guidance on how to help, whether it be online, or in person.   

Humanitarian Aid

There are multiple humanitarian charities where your donation will make a huge difference to the Ukrainian refugees and people in need of support in the Ukraine. These organisations cover a range of services, aiming to protect welfare and safety overall. Here is a non-exhaustive list:

  • People In Need is currently helping 200,00 people, mainly in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The organisation and its members are working to provide financial assistance to Ukrainians, allowing them to purchase necessities such as hygiene products and food.


  • British Ukrainian Aid, founded by Dr Tetyana Vovnyanko and Natalia Ravlyuk, provides cost-covering assistant to Ukrainians for medications, rehabilitation, prosthetics and special medical, and direct help sent to Ukraine.  


  • Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal GoFund Me by Anna Dezyk is supporting multiple charities directly in Ukraine with Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB). The donations cover the costs of items such as blankets for individuals in emergency centres, up to providing medicine and pharmaceutical products for 10,000 people. Currently, already over £1.25 million has been raised.

  • Ukraine Red Cross provides help to those affected by armed conflict, mobilizes resources and volunteers, and funds blood-donation collection.


  • Nova Ukraine is a Facebook fundraiser focusing on humanitarian aid to those needing to relocate from Ukraine. Currently (time of posting this article) £987, 922 has been raised.



  • UN Crisis Relief Ukraine offers help to the most vulnerable, providing urgent food, water, shelter and other basic necessities. 


  • Donation Drop Off Points across the UK for everyone to donate a range of basic necessities. Check the individual drop off point and what they are taking before donating.

There may be multiple other charities raising funds for Humanitarian Action in the Ukraine right now. If you know of an organisation/fundraiser and would like to share it to this list, please contact

Support the Ukraine Army 

Supporting the Ukraine Army will help those on the front lines, working in the middle of armed conflict. Here is a non-exhaustive list:

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces The National Bank of Ukraine have opened a special account to fund the Ukraine Armed Forces.

  • Revived Soldiers Ukraine raise funds with the aim of providing necessary medical care and living support to Ukrainian Armed Forces.   

  • Army SOS Ukraine facilitate the promotion of the defence, funding the Ukrainian Armed Forces in areas less protected. 

There may be multiple other charities raising funds for Ukrainian Armed Forces right now. If you know of an organisation/fundraiser and would like to share it to this list, please contact

Sign a Petition - Sign them all!

Using your voice works to show your solidarity with the Ukraine during this devastating war. Here are some that you can sign:

There may be multiple other petitions voicing the need for action to support those affected by the Russian invasion of the Ukraine. If you know of an petition and would like to share it to this list, please contact


Demonstrations are happening across the globe and you can find out about specific demonstrations following this website.


Be sure that if and whenever attending a rally, protest, or demonstration, you understand the laws around demonstrations/protests specific to your city and country. Follow your country's restrictions with respect to Covid-19 and be prepared with legal information throughout. 

In the UK protests are legal and protected by the European Convention of Human Rights, Article 11. This applies to peaceful protesting/demonstrations, free from violence and damage. A Bustcard from National Legal Service can be downloaded here.    

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