The attack, launched on February 24, has already seen around 500,000 Ukrainians flee the nation to safety according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. As the situation in Ukraine worsens a number of UK charities have set up appeals. If you’d like to help those caught up in the crisis you can find further information from the charities below.
UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency is urgently upscaling relief operations across Ukraine and in neighbouring countries to support fleeing civilians to help provide emergency aid, shelter and lifesaving protection for refugees and displaced Ukrainians.
Care International UK - CARE is providing emergency relief through their partner People in Need, who are currently on the ground in Ukraine providing food, water, hygiene kits, cash and wellbeing support. They are also planning to provide relief in neighbouring countries.
Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) - Donations to the DEC’s appeal will go to member charities and their local partners responding in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries. DEC charities are experts in humanitarian relief with decades of responding to crises around the world – from earthquakes to floods as well as conflicts. Find out some of the ways they're helping people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.