How you can help
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is providing urgent humanitarian aid for families who are fleeing the conflict.
Your entire donation goes to charities, including the British Red Cross and Oxfam, who are on the borders where Ukrainians have fled - and on the front line in Ukraine itself.
The most important thing that anyone can do to help out in this crisis is to donate money. The Red Cross says that cash donations are by far the quickest, safest and most direct way to help people in a humanitarian crisis. It doesn't matter how much you can afford to give – every single penny makes a difference.
The UK Government will match donations from the public pound-for-pound up to £20 million, meaning your support will go even further.
Donate to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
UNICEF is especially concerned for the safety and wellbeing of children who have become separated from their families, working round the clock to keep families safe.
Donate to UNICEF
Not everyone is able to give money, so the Red Cross has some great advice for people who would like to donate items.
There are local organisations in the UK who are collecting things, such as clothing and blankets who often have links to partners organisations in Ukraine or in border countries.
If you have items you want to donate we'd encourage you to:
- Look for any local charity that may be collecting
- Check what they need so you can donate the right items
- Ask if they can transport the items before donating to them