Humanitarian Support Programs for Ukraine

International Trade Union Confederation Ukraine Fund

People in Ukraine are in grave danger of physical harm, families have fled their homes seeking refuge in neighboring countries, and others are sheltering from bombs falling in major cities.

The ITUC’s Ukrainian member organizations FPU and KVPU are providing support to families who desperately need assistance with:

  •  food and water provisions,
  •  medical supplies,
  •  hygiene items.

You can help Ukraine’s workers and their families by donating to the ITUC’s emergency fundraising appeal. All funds donated will be passed on to our two member organizations to support their humanitarian work in Ukraine.

People in Need Ukraine

People in Need Ukraine provides a wide variety of emergency services, recently they sent the first convoy of trucks loaded with humanitarian aid as requested by reps of Lviv in western Ukraine that included sleeping bags, mats, and other goods either for free or great discount. They also provided aid to internally displaced people, such as aid, shelter, insulated tents for displaced children, and basic needs, e.g. food, water, hygiene products. They also receive donations from USAID, WFP, EU and other legit donors.   

Ukrainian Red Cross Society (Please note that the English website takes a bit longer to load)

They are part of the Red Cross and help civilians with emergency assistance. The link also provides information on donations and usage of donations.

Caritas Ukraine

Began their work in 1992 after Ukraine declared independence providing humanitarian assistance. Currently providing support to internally-displaced people on the move with essential items, such as food, drinking water and personal hygiene kits and shelter, safe transport for displaced families. Click on link to learn more and make the donation.

Razom for Ukraine

New York City-based organization that organizes the provision of humanitarian aid and conducts informational work in the US. They are a volunteer-run organization with a low overhead similar to United Help Ukraine, but more able to handle larger sums of money. They've been active since Maidan and have raised $1.05 million in the last two weeks.

Additional Resources:

The non-profit Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (headquartered in the East Village) has set up a #SupportUkraine donation page here

UNICEF is increasing emergency response efforts throughout Ukraine and is accepting donations here

Doctors without Borders, long a stalwart in humanitarian work, outlines its efforts in Ukraine here

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) provides direct cash assistance to those in need and helps provide opportunities for resettlement in the United States. 

CARE’s Ukraine Crisis Fund aims to raise $20 million.

The International Rescue Committee is taking donations (87% of all funds they collect goes directly to help those in need, only 8% to administration and 5% to fundraising)

GlobalGiving (a four-star rated charity from Charity Navigator which has been responding to similar refugee disasters since 2004) has set up a Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund

United Ukrainian Relief Committee