Rescue Ukraine: Ways to Help Children
Updated: Mar 18
Tens of thousands of children are forced to leave their homes, sometimes alone, to survive the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Children need basic medical attention, clothing, and food to survive. "We all need step up and help these Ukrainian children," said ECC President Bincheng Mao to ECC volunteers in a Zoom meeting on March 4, 2022.
Since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, over 1.5 million people have been forced to leave their homes. Over 400,000 children are residing in the conflict zone. It is our moral responsibility to help those in need. ECC has checked with the following organizations and verified that that are actively delivering supplies or services to help children displaced by the conflict. Please consider donating to them.
Items that children urgently need, according to over 1,000 ECC-collected responses:
- Baby diapers
- Infant formula
- Bottled water
- Endurable foods
Established humanitarian organizations that need our support:
- Doctors Without Borders' Emergency Relief Fund:
Doctors Without Borders are actively working in Poland and Ukraine to assist children and their parents suffering from life-threatening injuries. Doctors Without Borders' teams in the Donetsk region were working with local volunteers, organizations, health care professionals, and authorities to help people travel to health care facilities, access prescribed medications, and to raise awareness about common health challenges.
Contact (888) 392-0392 or Donations@newyork.msf.org
- Save the Children:
Save the Children began operating in Ukraine in 2014, including Donetsk and Luhansk. The organization helps provide children with psychological trauma and provide quality education.
- UN Refugee Agency:
UNHCR is deploying personnel and life-saving resources to help Ukrainian refugees in the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and all other countries.
- International Rescue Committee:
The IRC has been a leading organization assisting individuals displaced by conflicts for decades. The organization, led by former British foreign secretary David Miliband, is now working in Poland to help Ukrainian refugees fleeing the country.