How to help Ukraine

A non-exhaustive list of organisations – both international and local – active on the ground which you can support, as well as individual and collective initiatives from the tech and scientific communities to help the people of Ukraine.

The page is regularly updated. If you wish to suggest resources or have any feedback or questions, please get in touch.


Humanitarian aid

International organisations

  • Red Cross Ukraine

    From the beginning of the aggravation of the situation in the country, the Ukrainian Red Cross immediately began to help the victims and evacuees, in coordination with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The Ukrainian Red Cross also monitors the assessment of the needs of the population to know what, where and what kind of help people need.

  • UNHCR

    The UN Refugee Agency has stepped up its operations and capacity in Ukraine and neighbouring countries, supporting all affected populations in Ukraine and countries in the region and ensuring that Ukrainians forced to flee their homes are sheltered and safe.

  • UNICEF

    Intensifying hostilities in Ukraine pose an immediate threat to the lives and wellbeing of the country’s 7.5 million children. UNICEF is ramping up efforts including providing safe water, healthcare, education and protection, as well as psychosocial care.

  • Médécins Sans Frontières

    MSF is scaling up our emergency response in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries. In addition to Ukraine, they have teams responding in Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Russia and Belarus.

  • World Food Programme

    After receiving an official request for assistance from the Government of Ukraine, the World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an emergency operation to provide food assistance for people fleeing the conflict both within the country and in neighbouring ones.

  • International Organization for Migration

    IOM has been in Ukraine since 1996 and is committed to staying and delivering vital assistance to those fleeing the country, the internally displaced, migrants and third-country nationals. 

  • Youth Cancer Europe

    Youth Cancer Europe is launching an emergency cancer fund appeal for Ukraine to be able to pay for life-saving medical expenses, as the Ukrainian cancer patients fleeing the war zones will simply not be able to pay for these out-of-pocket costs.

Local organisations

  • IT Ukraine

    In cooperation with the Foundation Ukraine and the Mayor of Wroclaw, Jacek Sutryk, IT Ukraine have launched a fundraising campaign, urging donations for supplying first aid kits and blood-stopping medication for defenders and civilians in Ukraine.

  • MAPAHELP

    Map with help points to Ukrainians who found themselves in complicated situation. MAPAHELP gathers and gives information about organizations and people outside Ukraine who are ready to help Ukrainians for free. The map containt geodata of places where Ukrainians can get food, transfer, housing, medical and psychological help.


Initiatives from the tech and scientific communities

  • #ScienceForUkraine

    #ScienceForUkraine is a community group of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world.

    Their mission is to collect and disseminate information about support opportunities at the university, national, and international level for students and researchers directly affected by the recent Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

     

  • #TechForUkraine

    Non-profit organizations need tech support to maximize impact in the light of the ongoing war. Tech to the Rescue offers a platform for tech companies that want to help design digital solutions that matter, from custom software development to consulting.

  • #RemoteUkraine

    Over 2 million Ukrainians refugees have now fled the war. This includes thousands of highly skilled professionals, particularly in the IT industry which boasts 200,000 experts, but also across other sectors too.

    RemoteUkraine invites you to use the power of technology and business as a force for good. Post your roles here and gain access to incredible talent at competitive rates.

  • Ukraine Global Taskforce

    UGT is a grassroot platform where volunteers can come together (irrespective of background) and work on various projects globally that will altogether minimize the impact of the war and most importantly, equip/help/support Ukrainians.

  • #WorldWithUkraine hackathon

    The World With Ukraine platform unites people around the world to come up with and work on solutions that have an immediate impact, bringing development teams from tech companies on board to build the solutions and expert mentors to provide ongoing support to ensure implementation as fast as possible. All participants will be verified for free by Veriff (nominated for DIGITALEUROPE’s Future Unicorn Award 2021) to ensure the security of the projects in development.

  • Ukraine Tech Collective

    Ukraine Tech Collective matches international software developers with job vacancies left by Ukrainian software engineers called on to defend their country from Russian invasion. Software developers and tech companies from around the globe donate their skills and resources to provide work cover for their Ukrainian peers as to provide financial stability to their families.

  • #SupportUkraine

    Here’s an easy, bare-minimum guide for tech companies around the world on how you can support Ukraine and help stop the war, without firing a bullet.

For more information, suggestions, questions and feedback, please contact:
Aida Khalilova
Communications Manager

War in Ukraine: DIGITALEUROPE’s response

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