Ukraine crisis - what can you do?
With the world at the tipping point of a global war, over two million refugees (as I type this and growing by the hour) have been forced to leave everything they own, a life they know, and for most; brothers, husbands and sons behind.
These people are travelling hundreds of miles with just the clothes on their back and the odd soft toy, the only comfort some children have from the atrocities they have and are facing daily.
MY Compliance Management have made a £500 donation through the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. This is currently matched by our government up to £20 million pounds. This is one of the best ways to get help to those who need it, when they need it and you can donate now: https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal
Intense conflict in Ukraine is threatening the lives and livelihoods of civilians across the country. Families have been separated. People have been injured. Lives have been lost.
Homes have been destroyed or are unsafe to live in. Critical infrastructure such as health facilities, water supplies and schools have also been damaged or destroyed.
At Ukraine’s borders with Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova, huge numbers of people are arriving with only what they can carry. In many places there are long waits to cross and scant facilities waiting for them on the other side, with temperatures dropping below freezing overnight.
There have also been increasing media reports of racism against people of colour who are being refused access to relief, aid and the right to cross the border to safety.
DEC charities are in Ukraine and neighbouring countries meeting the needs of all refugees and displaced people:
- £30 could provide essential hygiene supplies for three people for one month
- £50 could provide blankets for four families
- £100 could provide emergency food for two families for one month