Hey friends. How are you? We have been dealing with a lot of emotions regarding the current state of the world and have been trying to stay positive – but it’s hard, you know?
Our hearts are with our dear friends in Ukraine, Russia, and the surrounding areas as the atrocities of war rage through their countries and bleed into others. Below is a list of resources we have compiled if you feel compelled to help.
UNICEF supports health, nutrition, HIV prevention, education, safe drinking water, sanitation, and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in Ukraine.
Voices of Children
Voices of Children’s efforts of support for kids include art therapy, video storytelling, providing mobile psychologists, and even individual help for families. According to the website, the Ukrainian organization’s Charitable Foundation helps provide psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by the armed conflict.
The UN Refugee Agency aims to provide emergency assistance to families in Ukraine — providing aid such as cash assistance and opportunities for resettlement in the U.S.
International Medical Corps
This global nonprofit has been delivering primary health care and mental health services in eastern Ukraine since 2014, and is raising funds to expand those services for people affected by the latest conflict.
Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders runs a range of activities in Ukraine working with local volunteers, organizations, health care professionals, and authorities to help people travel to health care facilities and access prescribed medications.
This English-language media outlet was launched three months ago and created on the principles of free press and editorial independence. Donations can be made via its GoFundMe and Patreon accounts, which will be used to keep the news source running.
Project Hope is an international organization that coordinates with healthcare workers to provide on-the-ground medical support to countries in crisis. “With some 3 million people in Ukraine already in need of urgent humanitarian assistance even before the Russian military incursion, immediate medical support is needed to prevent the country from spiraling even deeper into a humanitarian crisis that could impact millions of people,” Project Hope writes on its website. It’s currently sending medical supplies to Ukrainians. You can make donations via its website using a credit/debit card, bank transfer, or PayPal.
… And Don’t Forget About Yourself
When we are dealing with so many atrocities and heavy emotions it is easy to feel lost. Please don’t be afraid or ashamed to take a minute for yourself and just breathe. We can’t help others if we don’t help ourselves first. If you are in need of professional help, check out Betterhelp.com to find a counselor that fits your needs.
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