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.
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.
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.