Media outlets had not highlighted the war’s impact in Ukraine as readily as they were when it started. Initially, sources of global communication were flooding their feed with images of individuals escaping from their homes. The description of what individuals faced was horrifying. Now, there is little to no communication as to how the citizens of Ukraine are withstanding attacks. However, millions of refugees, women, and children, most of this population, are still exposed to hostile and dangerous environments even after escaping. Furthermore, most of these civilians are scared and ill-equipped to survive in Ukraine as it has become a battleground.
Current estimates indicate that women make up most of those who need humanitarian assistance. Due to this ongoing crisis, violence has been raging across the land, forcing the citizens to flee to surrounding countries for shelter. Leaving their homeland with little personal effects and resources to sustain their existence naturally is paralyzing. The necessary resilience and tenacity to survive are waning. Support is needed.
Often those who can support are also paralyzed. Therefore, they are concerned with how they could help these victims and which vehicles provide support efficiently and effectively.
Churches, schools, hospitals, and other municipal safe harbors have been destroyed. However, beacons of hope are erected. Top concerns include safety, basic sanitary needs, safe spaces, social and emotional support, and medical attention. Collecting tangible resources and distributing them are tasks that have masteredparticular organizations have mastered. Other organizations provide personal care on the ground where refugees reside. Connecting with these trustworthy organizations should not be a challenge. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has publicly condemned Russia, imploring them to stop the Ukrainian invasion. NATO has also coordinated and sent humanitarian supplies to the Ukrainian people.
To support the citizens facing the challenges of war, support reputable organizations such as UNICEF and WFP. Below are other organizations that provide targeted support, and there is a link where you can visit their website and help them become successful in their efforts.
- The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is on the ground in Ukraine, working to help some of the world’s most vulnerable populations by providing access to safe water, nutrition, health care, education, and protection.
- CARE is another international humanitarian organization working to provide the Ukrainian refugees with food, water, and more. This organization presents the user with several outlets to provide assistants. For instance, you can become an advocate, make care packages, and write letters to those in need.
- Doctors Without Borders is a nonprofit that sends medical professionals into conflict zones. This organization works with volunteers in Ukraine to transport people to healthcare facilities.
- Project Hope, an international healthcare organization, is working on providing people with health care and medicine. The organization’s emergency teams in Europe are sending medical supplies and standing by to provide health screening and care for refugees.
With your help, these women and children will know they have support and are not forgotten.
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