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How to Help Ukraine from Ireland

  • by Marc Eglon
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Over 2 million refugees fled Ukraine in just 12 days, mainly into five neighbouring countries. Over half are fleeing to Poland alone. (UNHCR)

It's hard to know what you can do to help Ukraine and the millions of refugees displaced around Europe. So we've pulled together some ways to help our brothers and sisters whose lives have been turned upside down.

Translation: Strollers left at the station for women arriving from Ukraine with babies.❤️
Photo copyright F. Malavolta 

The Irish Red Cross are working to repair vital infrastructure, support health facilities, and help families with life-saving food and hygiene items.

Through Irish Red Cross, you can also pledge a spare room or empty property to house refugees in Ireland.

Unicef in Ireland are collecting funds for essentials like blankets and clean water.

The Irish Emergency Alliance have come together to provide vital emergency supplies including food, water, medical supplies, blankets and shelter. Please give what you can.

GOAL is working with local partners to deliver food and hygeine kits, and first aid kits.

The Irish Emergency Alliance are providing vital emergency supplies including food, water, medical supplies, blankets and shelter.

Concern are helping meet the immediate humanitarian needs of people affected by this crisis, who are vulnerable, frightened and uncertain about what the immediate future holds.

The Irish Refugee Council is supporting Ukranian refugees in Ireland.

Help Save Ukraine is an information hub listing all the ways to help through donations, volunteering and sharing information and education. I found it through an Irish fried in Poland who shared this public Google doc.

The Irish Charities Regulator is urging members of the public who wish to support and stand in solidarity with Ukraine to ensure that their donations, whether of goods or of funds, go to registered charities which have the structures in place to ensure that those donations go towards their intended purpose.

 

Featured photo by Carolina Nichitin

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  • Well done! The Church at the Claddagh was taking in donations last week and can also provide bank account numbers in Poland for possible donations.
    Anything we do seems so little compared to the scale of horror being inflicted upon innocent people in Ukraine but that’s all the more reason that we all do something.
    Kind Regards
    John

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