Stand With Ukraine

A field of gold rapeseed flowers below a blue sky, representing the Ukrainian flag.

It is the innocent who suffers from aggression and modern warfare…

There is a missile so I’ve heard,
Which locks on the smallest bird,
Finely tuned to seek and kill
A tint chirp or gentle trill.
It’s modern warfare’s answer to
An ancient wisdom tried and true:
When fighting wars, you first destroy
All songs of innocence and joy. — Michael Leunig

So, here’s how we can help Ukraine, so please take your time, and do what you can to help.

Charitable donations

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
Families fleeing the conflict have left their homes with only the items they could carry. Help us provide food, water, shelter, healthcare and protection.
War in Ukraine poses immediate threat to children
UNICEF is working to scale up life-saving support for children and their families
Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund
Russia has invaded Ukraine in the biggest state-against-state attack since World War II. Millions of civilians are caught in the middle of an escalating war and humanitarian crisis, and casualties are rising. Your donation to this fund will support Ukrainians in need, with a focus on the most vulner…
Donate to UK for UNHCR
United Help Ukraine – Helping People. Saving Lives.

Writing to your MP

Write a letter to your local MP to help put pressure on the UK government to act. This may encourage Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s administration to act faster to support refugees and place even harsher sanctions on Russia.

In a joint open letter to The Times, charities including Amnesty International and the Refugee Council wrote:

A generation ago, the UK saved the lives of thousands of families from the Balkans through an evacuation and resettlement programme.

The government should now respond with a well-resourced initiative, working with councils across the country, to welcome Ukrainians who need sanctuary.

Supporting journalism

The fact we are kept up-to-date with what’s happening in Ukraine is a consequence of the tireless and risky work of journalists reporting on the ground.

To help them continue their crucial work, follow the news from local sources such as The Kyiv Independent and The New Voice of Ukraine.

By educating yourself on the history and nuances of the crisis from respected sources before speaking about it online will help tackle disinformation.

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