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How to support Ukrainian refugees

At around 4:50 a.m. on February 24, 2022 local time in Ukraine, Russian President Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine. Ukrainians who have suddenly lost their homes have fled to neighboring countries, and the number is expected to reach millions in the future.

I don’t know much about politics. That’s not my area of expertise. However, I have a common sense that it is not right for people to get hurt and die in war for any cause. That’s why my family, living in London, England, together with my neighbors, have decided to collect and send relief supplies to Ukrainian refugees on the Polish border.

Relief supplies will be loaded into vans shortly thereafter and sent to Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
Relief supplies will be loaded into vans shortly thereafter and sent to Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

I know that there are many people in the world who want to help Ukraine. In the hopes of being of some help in this regard, I would like to introduce a few ways in which you can help Ukraine. I researched various sources and compiled only the reliable methods.

Direct support through cryptocurrency to the Ukrainian government

In the dire situation of war, the Ukrainian government is accepting donations through cryptocurrency. Below are the addresses of cryptocurrencies for Ukrainian sponsorship, which were released through the official Twitter of the Ukrainian government and the Twitter of Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Fedorov. If you are able to donate cryptocurrency, please use the address below.

  • BTC – 357a3So9CbsNfBBgFYACGvxxS6tMaDoa1P
  • ETH – 0x165CD37b4C644C2921454429E7F9358d18A45e14
  • USDT (trc20) โ€” TEFccmfQ38cZS1DTZVhsxKVDckA8Y6VfCy

UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

UNHCR is a UN-affiliated organization established for the purpose of protecting refugees in conflict zones around the world. UNHCR is collecting emergency relief funds to help those who have lost their homes in the Ukraine war.

ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross)

Although widely known for donating blood, the original scope of the Red Cross goes beyond that. Indeed, the ICRC specifies humanitarian action in the event of armed conflict with their key functions and duties. This time, the ICRC is providing emergency assistance to Ukraine.

MSF (Doctors Without Borders)

MSF is an international medical aid organization that provides emergency relief for people who lack access to health care or suffer from armed conflict, communicable diseases, malnutrition and natural disasters. If you are interested in providing medical assistance to Ukrainian refugees, please support MSF.

Save the Children

Save the Children is an international organization that provides relief to children around the world. It was founded in 1919, about 100 years ago here in London. If we look back through history, the greatest victims of war have always been the weakest and the youngest. Unfortunately, this war in Ukraine is no exception. If you are interested in children’s relief activities, please participate in the Save the Children Ukraine emergency relief support.

Other ways to consider

Airbnb

Airbnb is a global sharing service that allows anyone as a host to rent their home to travelers for a fee. Airbnb is a more direct way to provide financial assistance to local people in Ukraine. Even though you can’t go to Ukraine right now, if you book and pay for Airbnb there, you’re supporting Ukrainian hosts. To facilitate this approach, Airbnb is currently waiving fees for bookings in Ukraine.

Notices

If you have any corrections to the above article or would like to introduce a better way, please leave a comment. I hope that the tragic war will end soon and all those who suffer from war can return to their normal lives.

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