Donate to organizations that support Ukrainian refugees

An estimated 18 million people will be affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to the DEC


Lula Fox

Protesters in Boston Common unite against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Across Ukraine, people are being displaced, forced to flee their homes, ravaged by the brutal violence perpetrated by Putin and his army. An estimated 1.5 million Ukranians have already left the country, seeking asylum in neighboring nations such as Poland, according to the U.N. Refugee Commissioner. Various organizations, domestic and international, have dedicated their efforts towards supporting the displaced Ukrainian people by providing them with the resources to improve their safety and wellbeing. We’ve compiled a list of organizations we recommend donating to, as they provide essential resources and aid. 

Save the Children 

Save the Children was formed in 1919 by Eglantyne Jen under the conviction that all children deserve to lead a safe, educated, and healthy life with a future. They’ve helped 2.3 billion children, and in 2020 alone, according to their website, over 197 million children were reached by Save the Children. They’ve focused their dedication to supporting children in hard-to-reach locations. A $100 donation will supply a month’s worth of food for a Ukrainian family amidst the escalating conflict.

International Rescue Committee 

Created in 1933, the International Rescue Committee aids those affected by humanitarian crises. They are currently working in over 40 affected nations as well as locations in Europe and the Americas to provide healthcare, education, and empowerment. In 2020, 31 million people were provided access to healthcare, 2.6 million people with clean water, and 819,500 children with educational opportunities according to their website. The International Rescue Committee is soliciting donations in order to supply vital resources to help the 1 million displaced Ukrainians. Specifically, it is working with Poland and Ukraine to mobilize supplies in preparation to receive Ukrainian refugees. 

Ukrainian Red Cross 

The Ukrainian Red Cross, established in 1918 as an independent national society, began their efforts to support victims of the Russia-Ukraine conflict when it began.The organization has provided first aid and psychological aid, collected clothes, food, linens, and blood, and mobilized volunteers and resources; they monitor the population in order to determine what is needed and where. They are coordinating their efforts across the country with public services and members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.


The CARE organization is collecting donations to provide support for volunteers and partners on the ground. They are offering water, food, and other essential items. CARE has been helping vulnerable people around the world for over 70 years, and in 2020, CARE helped over 100 countries, according to their website. Their commitment is based on building a world that focuses on social justice and equal rights for all people, in order to eradicate poverty. 

Disasters Emergency Committee  

Disasters Emergency Committee, or the DEC, seeks to provide Ukrainian citizens with necessities such as blankets, hygiene supplies, and emergency food through donations. They project that over 18 million people will be affected by the Russian invasion, and four million will be displaced. In only three days, the organization has raised over £85 million for Ukraine, according to the chief executive, Saleh Saeed. Saeed urges citizens around the world to donate money rather than goods, because “trying to transport goods from here, the UK, thousands of miles to Ukraine will take a long time and may not be necessarily what people need when it arrives.” The DEC, which was created in 1963, is composed of 15 leading UK aid charities that help people in life-or-death situations. The organization has raised over £1.7 billion that has protected people across the world and rebuilt communities. 

International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is collecting donations in order to fund mobile medical teams which will provide emergency health services for Ukrainians. The organization has been helping both the mental and physical health of Ukrainians since 2014, as well as other countries across the globe. In 2021, they conducted more than 6.3 million health consultations, as well as specialized support in nutrition, disease, and refugee crises. 

Nova Ukraine

Specializing in humanitarian relief and organizing protests, Nova Ukraine is a non-profit dedicated to collecting donations and spreading awareness of what is happening to Ukrainian citizens. Since 2013, they have amassed over $3.5 million in donations. Their money will go towards clothes, shoes, household supplies, diapers, medicine, wheelchairs, and any other items Ukrainians are in need of amidst the refugee crisis.