The War in Ukraine, 1 Year Later: 8 Ways to Help Through Charities & Humanitarian Organizations

It’s been one year since Russian troops invaded Ukraine, and the war is far from over. Although there’s only so much we can do from afar, it’s nearly impossible to sit back and watch what’s happening without feeling compelled to do something.

Several organizations and charities are helping the people of Ukraine in ways that go beyond re-sharing a viral post on social media. There are endless relief funds to choose from, but these picks can serve as a starting point as you begin your own deeper research. Keep scrolling for eight ways to help Ukraine.

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1. International Medical Corps

Make no mistake: The non-profit organization has been helping Ukraine since 2014. However, it’s now raising its funding given the current crisis. Per NPR, the “Ukraine team is preparing to deploy mobile medical teams to provide emergency and primary health services, mental health and psychosocial services and COVID-19 awareness and prevention services for people who have been displaced.”

2. People in Need

People in Need is dedicated to supporting Ukrainians as the situation evolves. Food, water, hygiene kits and emergency shelters are some of the many things that PIN provides.


From financial assistance to relocation opportunities, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is offering emergency services to those in need. Its statement read, “UNHCR is working with the authorities, UN and other partners in Ukraine and is ready to provide humanitarian assistance wherever necessary and possible. To that effect, security and access for humanitarian efforts must be guaranteed.”

4. Voices of Children

The charity offers mental health services to children, who are recovering from the trauma of war. “It helps them overcome the consequences of armed conflict and develop,” the website reads.

5. United Help Ukraine

United Help Ukraine is a volunteer-based organization that doesn’t discriminate in terms of who it helps. The charity provides supplies to anyone affected by the conflict, along with families of wounded soldiers.


Introducing CARE, a humanitarian organization behind the Ukraine Crisis Fund. The company is providing immediate assistance, including food, water and other essentials.

7. UNICEF Ukraine

The organization is focusing its efforts on children by providing emergency services and repairing schools damaged by the bombings.

8. The Kyiv Independent

There’s a lot of misinformation floating around, but this Ukraine-based newspaper gets straight to the facts. There’s an official GoFundMe account that aims to keep it running. (Bonus: It’s an English-based publication, so no translation is needed.)


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