NGOs helping the Ukraine relief effort

Numerous nonprofits have mobilized quickly to help the people of Ukraine since the start of the crisis on February 24. More than 5 million people—mostly women and children—have fled the country, the largest movement of refugees in Europe since World War II, and over 7 million are displaced inside Ukraine. 

The following are some WANGO-affiliated and verified nonprofits providing humanitarian assistance in Ukraine and neighboring countries. Included on the list are large international NGOs as well as local ones. 

AIDRom

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This Romanian NGO has deployed teams to be on the border with Ukraine to provide refugees with food, hygiene products, and other essentials such as blankets and clothing. 

CARE

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CARE has established a Ukraine Crisis Fund to reach 4 million people with immediate aid and recovery, food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support, and cash assistance—prioritizing women and girls, families, and the elderly. 

Christian Disaster Response (CDR)  

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CDR has partnered with several churches in Ukraine that are helping refugees relocate to safer areas, and shipments of food, blankets, and medical supplies and equipment are being mobilized. 

Fundacja Ocalenie (Ocalenie Foundation) 

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This Polish NGO helps refugees and immigrants build a new life in Poland. It is providing legal, psychological, housing, and material assistance to refugees; creating safe spaces for children and daycare centers in short- and long-term accommodation places; and developing a program of long-term educational support and integration for children and young people.

International Rescue Committee (IRC) 

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The IRC is working with local partners in Ukraine and neighboring Poland to support displaced families with critical aid, including psychological support, legal counseling, essential items such as blankets and warm clothes, and medical supplies. 

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders 

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MSF is providing medical help and getting medical supplies to where it’s needed. Teams are in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia, and Belarus.

NGO Charity Centre for Refugees in Moldova 

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This Moldovan NGO is helping refugees by offering financial assistance; distributing food, clothing, and hygiene products; and providing consultations. It is also creating long-term assistance programs. 

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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The NRC is mobilizing to provide emergency aid—from large-scale cash distributions to food, shelter, and water/sanitation support—and setting up bases in Poland, Moldova, and Romania to help support refugees.   

Polish Humanitarian Action

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This Polish NGO is providing food and other forms of support to internally displaced Ukrainians as well as those who have sought refuge in Poland.

People in Need

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This Czech NGO with operations in Ukraine is supplying drinking water to villages whose water supply systems have been damaged and sending bottled water or tankers of water to places that have no local sources of water. It is also providing psychological support and delivering food, bedding and mattresses, and medical aid. 

Razom 

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Razom is a Ukrainian-American nonprofit dedicated to building a prosperous and democratic Ukraine.  It is working with its volunteers and partners in the U.S., Poland, and Ukraine to deliver medical and tech enabled emergency response supplies. 

Fundacja Samodzielnosc od Kuchni (Recipe for Independence Foundation) 

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This Polish NGO is delivering welcome packs with food, water, and other items at reception points and is working with professional chefs to cook healthy meals and distribute them at refugee shelters in and around Warsaw.  

Revived Soldiers Ukraine 

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Revived Soldiers Ukraine is a well-established U.S. nonprofit that has been providing medical and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. It is delivering medical equipment and supplies and providing medical treatment to injured Ukrainians. 

Right to Protection 

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This Ukrainian NGO is helping internally displaced persons by setting up and assisting them to find temporary shelter and furnishing food, essential items, and other support. 

Samaritan's Purse

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In response to a request from the Ukrainian government, Samaritan’s Purse built an emergency field hospital on the outskirts of Lviv. It is also operating a 24-hour medical stabilization clinic in Lviv and an emergency outpatient clinic in southern Ukraine and delivering critically-needed supplies and essentials. 

UNICEF USA 

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UNICEF USA is supporting UNICEF’s on the ground operations to help Ukraine’s children, the most vulnerable population.

World Vision 

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World Vision is working to support refugees in Romania with essential aid and collaborating with partners in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine to support refugees there. 

 

This list will be updated as new information becomes available

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