How to help Ukrainian refugees and signposts for support.
A large collection of links for donations and the latest information on current events and anti-war activities in the UK can be found on the website of the Ukrainian Institute London
The SSEES Society is running a donation drive. Donations can be ordered for delivery to the SSEES Society address. More information here.
The UCL Ukraine Response Fund has been established to provide much-needed financial support for all of UCL’s response initiatives. In addition to the Academic Sanctuary Fellowship Scheme, it will give lifeline support to current students impacted by the crisis through immediate access to assistance grants and enabling critical support packages for both current and incoming students over the course of the next academic year. Friends in the alumni and donor community, as well as staff and students can contribute.
Doctors at UCLH are grouping together with their Ukrainian colleagues to get generators to hospitals in Ukraine. This is being partly led by a Ukrainian consultant, in collaboration with Ukrainian medical and army contacts. They have set up a GoFundMe page, as they are hoping to get the generators there by an agreed route.
- Donation drives across the UK (Facebook site)
- UkayExpress has helped SSEES students deliver donations from London to Lviv in partnership with MeestGroup. UkayExpress are open for donations currently in E10 (London) but we recommend calling +44(0)203 4417 857 in advance, or messaging on Instagram @ukayexpress to check when and how to donate. Medical supplies, canned foods and hygiene products are a priority.
- Crowdfunding: Moldova for Peace // Solidarity for Ukraine
- Support the Ukrainian army: Повертайся Живим / 'Come Back Alive', a Kyiv-based charity, provides Ukraine’s Armed Forces with equipment, software, personal body protection, training, etc.
- Nova Ukraine - Humanitarian aid to Ukraine
- United Help Ukraine
- People in Need
- The Canadian government is currently matching donations to the Red Cross
- Ukraine Canadian Congress: Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
- The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America has partnered with the Association Internationale de Cooperation Medicine to support humanitarian relief efforts
- Razom, the emergency response in Ukraine
- A list of charities, donation-based NGOs, private initiatives compiled by students at NYU Department of Politics
- Save Life in UA, the Come Back Alive foundation (veteran rehabilitation, relief for the Ukrainian soldiers’ families, etc.)
- Support the detainees of the anti-war movement and the rule of law in Russia
- Disasters Emergency Committee: Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
- At least 6000 Russians have been jailed/detained for protesting Putler's invasion of Ukraine. The most important organization supporting them and future protesters is OVD-Info, which provides crucial legal aid in getting people out of detention, monitoring and publicizing their treatment, and keeping them from making wrongful confessions
- The Hospitaliers - a volunteer field medic battalion
- UK Government: what you can do to help Ukraine
- UK Government Homes for Ukraine - offer a place to stay for Ukrainians fleeing the war
- Project UKraine - find hosts for Ukrainian refugees under the government programme Homes for Ukraine. Project UKraine helps British hosts find displaced Ukrainians who are looking for a host in the UK.
- If you have Ukrainian, Russian, or other language skills that could be of use to people fleeing the invasion and its attendant political crises in the coming weeks, please fill out this form to volunteer with Respond Crisis Translation
- Translators Without Borders, a well-established NGO is currently looking for volunteers. In particular, they need help from people with the knowledge of one of the following languages: Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, and German. Sign up here.
- The Work Rights Centre in London is looking for anyone who can support with interpretation and translation into Ukrainian (or at least Russian!) to support them in their work helping Ukrainians in London and abroad.
- You can volunteer to host refugees at I Can Help
- Ukraine Take Shelter is an independent platform connecting Ukrainian refugees with potential hosts and housing.
- Friends of Medyka is an initiative coordinating volunteers at the Polish-Ukrainian border
- An online picture dictionary, collated by volunteers assisting Ukrainian refugees needing to communicate in multiple languages
- Call Russia connects Russian-speaking volunteers directly with Russians for peaceful conversations that provide verifiable facts about the war
Information for refugees
- Coordinated help for refugees from Ukraine in Poland
- Aid and assistance for people fleeing from Ukraine to Slovakia provided by "Who will help Ukraine"
- Information for arrivals into Hungary from Ukraine
- Information for those entering the Czech Republic
- Information for those entering Romania
- Free UK immigration advice for Ukrainians
- Restaurants in Bucharest, Romania, offering free food for refugees from Ukraine
- Medical services in Romania for refugees (in Ukrainian)
- Brasov Town Hall website for Ukrainian refugees
- Pet fostering scheme in Romania (Facebook page)
- I Can Help Host provides a list of places open to house refugees
Everyone at SSEES has been profoundly affected by these events and we understand that every act of compassion means the whole world right now. Please look after yourself and check in with friends, relatives, colleagues and students when you can.