How to Help People in Ukraine

by Carrie Baptista March 15, 2022

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a military operation on Ukraine. Already, hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes in Ukraine in search of safety.

As the world watches in horror, there are simple things we can do to help Ukraine and families caught up in the crisis.

1. Donate to the ShelterBox Ukraine Appeal

ShelterBox is responding to the Ukraine crisis.

We have a team in Poland working to understand the type of aid people need and how we can distribute it safely and efficiently.

To support people inside Ukraine, we’re preparing aid items like mattresses, Shelter Kits with tools and rope, hygiene kits, solar lights and water carriers, which can help people survive as they are forced to live in damaged buildings. Those who have fled the country are on the move, and will not be able to pack additional items. So we’re looking at providing essential items that people can carry with them, such as hygiene items and warm winter jackets, as well as the possibility of cash assistance to help people meet their urgent shelter needs.

Help people in Ukraine by donating to our emergency appeal here.

2. Stay Informed

In a matter of weeks, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has created Europe’s fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War II. This latest escalation in military action comes after eight years of ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. In fact, before the recent escalation, the UN estimated that 2.9 million people in the country were already in need of humanitarian assistance. Now they expect that figure to increase to as high as 12 million.

Learn more about the situation in Ukraine here. Follow our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts to stay up to date on humanitarian crises in Ukraine and beyond. 

3. Help Us Raise Awareness

Social media can be a powerful tool for spreading awareness on issues you care about. Through sharing relevant and timely information with your friends and family, you can show you support and help people in Ukraine.

One way to do that is to share this post:


4. Stand With People Fleeing Their Homes in Ukraine and Beyond

Sadly, the current crisis in Ukraine is just one out of a handful of crises that are currently unfolding around the world.

Families in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and beyond are fleeing conflict in their countries. Often, they do so by leaving everything behind. We believe that no one should be left homeless after disaster or conflict – no matter where they are.

Read the stories from people fleeing crises and share them with your network.

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