As the war on Ukraine continues to rage on, people are left wondering what they can do to help. There are many charities and organizations that are providing aid to the people and animals of Ukraine, but it’s hard to know which ones you should give your money to. Well, you’re in luck! Here are 10 organizations that are doing great work for both people and animals.
1. Heart to Heart International
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Charity Navigator scored Heart to Heart International a 96.46 overall score and 100 for Accountability and Transparency. They use volunteers and strategic partners to bring healthcare resources to people in need. They have shipped medical supplies, hygiene kits, and have even helped transport the refugees from Ukraine. Click here to send a donation to Heart to Heart International.
UNICEF has been in Ukraine since the conflict with Russia began in 2014. UNICEF provides support to people in Ukraine and people who have fled the country. They work with the most vulnerable and impacted populations, especially children, helping with immunizations, access to clean water, schooling, and psychosocial care. Click here to send a donation to UNICEF.
3. Ukraine Media
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Besides the actual physical war that Ukrainians are confronted with, Russia has also launched a misinformation campaign against Ukraine. To help keep the people of Ukraine and those around the world informed, a GoFundMe campaign has been created by various media partners in Europe to support Ukraine’s media outlets amid the conflict. The main objective is to help the press relocate and set up their operations in other countries. Click here to send a donation to the Ukrainian media.
4. World Central Kitchen
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One day after the war on Ukraine began, World Central Kitchen arrived with thousands of hot meals to serve to people fleeing Ukraine. They are now set up at eight different border crossings and open 24/7. They are also offering their support to several restaurants in Ukraine and have teams stationed in Romania, Moldova, and Hungary. They have served hundreds of thousands of meals and are prepared to expand their operations if necessary. Click here to send a donation to World Central Kitchen.
5. Ukrainian Red Cross
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The Ukrainian Red Cross is helping to support the people of Ukraine in a variety of ways. They are set up in multiple cities and provide meal kits, diapers, clothing, bedding, medicine, and other supplies. They are also teaching people first aid skills and supporting evacuations efforts. Click here to send a donation to the Ukrainian Red Cross.
6. Network for Animals
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Network for Animals is working with several shelters and animal organizations to provide aid for the countless dogs and cats who have been abandoned and discarded. They have helped evacuate 1,000 animals out of Ukraine and are currently seeking funds so they can buy another ambulance to transport more of them. They are also helping to provide food and working with Foundation ADA to treat injured animals. Click here to send a donation to Network for Animals.
7. PETA Germany
PETA Germany has saved and helped evacuate over 400 cats and dogs from Ukraine. The team has been working tirelessly and networking with other organizations as well. Besides going on rescue missions, they have also helped deliver almost 50,000 pounds of food to several animal shelters in Ukraine. Click here to send a donation to PETA Germany.
8. Internation Fund for Animal Welfare
IFAW has helped many people and animals in Ukraine and its neighboring countries. They are currently stationed in Poland and are working with government officials and shelters to figure out what animals need. They have helped provide food and other supplies to a bear shelter near Kyiv, helped provide care and shelter for zoo animals, and helped various shelters receive food and veterinary care. Click here to send a donation to IFAW.
9. FOUR PAWS
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FOUR PAWS is an international animal rights organization that has been active in Ukraine for the last ten years. They also have a bear sanctuary in Ukraine and have recently taken in other bears from Kyiv. Working with local partners, they have helped administer vaccinations, microchips, food, medical care, accommodation, and other supplies for animals in need. Click here to send a donation to FOUR PAWS.
10. The Animal Welfare Institute
The Animal Welfare Institute is an organization that’s accepting donations and then distributing the funds to various shelters, rescues, and other organizations in Ukraine and the surrounding countries. 100% of the money goes to the verified organizations listed on their website. They have distributed around $25,000 so far and are seeking additional donations. Click here to send a donation to the Animal Welfare Institute.
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