How you can help the people of Ukraine from the UK

People across the World are looking for ways to help and support the people of Ukraine following the devastation of the invasion from Russia.

Contact your MP

Send an email or letter to your MP outlining your concerns, or if you have friends or family in Ukraine and are in need of support.

Waived phone charges

A number UK phone companies have waived call charges to help people trying to communicate with family in Ukraine:

Vodafone UK, EE, O2, BT and Three UK have said phone calls and text messages will be free and roaming charges have been dropped for customers in Ukraine.

A tweet from Vodafone UK said: “Effective immediately, Vodafone UK is crediting all calls to Ukraine and waiving any roaming charges for Vodafone UK customers currently in Ukraine. We stand in solidarity with all Ukrainian people at this worrying time.”

Donate funds

A huge number of charities have also launched emergency appeal for donations to help support the people of Ukraine:

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal to help Ukraine. They are raising funds for basic essentials such as water, shelter, food and medial supplies

You can donate to their fundraiser here.

Voices of Children

Working with various villages and towns along the frontline in Donetsk and Luhansk, Voices of Children say their objective is that every child who has suffered from the war in Ukraine must get psychological help in time.

The charity supports children affected by the war in eastern Ukraine by providing psychological and psychosocial support

From more information click here.

Save the Children UK

The charity has launched an urgent fundraising push for Emergency funding.

Funds will go towards distributing essential humanitarian aid to children and their families, delivering winter and hygiene kits, providing cash grants to families so they can meet basic needs like food, rent and medicines, providing access to safe, inclusive, quality education and towards working to help children overcome the mental and psychological impacts of conflict.

The charity say they’re working quickly to assess what support children and families need in the Ukraine and are ready to provide life-saving aid.

For more information or to donate click here

Sunflower of Peace

The charity prepares first aid medical tactical backpacks for paramedics and doctors on the front lines

Each backpack has the ability to save up to 10 lives, they are designed for a second level of medical care in terms of combat action, according to the standards of tactical medicine (Tactical Combat Casualty Care), namely the level of paramedics, arrow-sanitary department.

The backpack’s contents are specially designed to be used by highly skilled military combat groups – marines, special forces units and intelligence. These groups operate in areas without access to medical facilities or emergency care.

For more information visit the Facebook page here

UNICEF

Unicef are helping to make sure that child health and protection services are sustained and families have clean water and nutritious food.

They say a donation of £46 could help provide a family with an emergency water and hygiene kit.

For more information or to donate click here

United Help Ukraine

The charity provides medical supplies, humanitarian aid and funding to help wounded soldiers. They also focus on raising awareness of conflict.

Fore more information click here

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