Ukraine: what you can do to help
Many want to do their bit to support those who have been forced to flee their homes because of the invasion. Here is how you can help #StandWithUkraine.
If you want to donate money, there are a number of charities providing humanitarian relief in Ukraine. See: Donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal
The UK Government will match public donations to this appeal pound-for-pound up to £25 million.
Donating essential supplies
One of the best ways to help is by donating cash through trusted charities and aid organisations, rather than donating goods. Cash can be transferred quickly to areas where it is needed, and individuals and aid organisations can use it to buy what is most needed. Unsolicited donations of goods, although well-meant, can obstruct supply chains and delay more urgent life-saving assistance from getting through.
Organisations across the UK are gathering essential supplies, such as clothes, first aid and sanitary products. Many charities and community groups will have lists of items they need.
Charities with experience of responding to disasters are best placed to reach victims on the ground.
Apply to be a sponsor
The government will be launching a new sponsorship scheme to make sure that Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes have a route to safety.
The scheme will match people, charities, businesses and community groups to Ukrainians who do not have family ties to the UK.
Details of the scheme and how you can apply will be published shortly by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
Extracted from: Ukraine: what you can do to help – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)