How you can help Ukraine

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to be met with widespread condemnation from world leaders, celebrities, athletes, entertainers and even Russian citizens, who have joined the global protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a deadly war that has forced hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians to flee the country.

A Ukrainian girl stands near a pile of donated items.
A Ukrainian girl picks out a toy from a pile of donated items at the Medyka border crossing in Poland on Saturday. (Bernat Armangue/AP)

There are other ways to show solidarity with Ukraine. Here is a list of organizations to which you can donate to help people affected by the crisis.

• International Red Cross

The Ukrainian chapter of the International Red Cross has dispatched teams to metro stations and bomb shelters to distribute food and provide first aid, as well as provide support to at-risk families who have chosen to stay.

Read more about its work and donate here >>>

• International Medical Corps

The organization provides similar aid as the Red Cross, as well as mental health services to those affected by the war.

Read more about its work and donate here >>>

• CARE International

The nonprofit is responding to the crisis by providing Ukrainians in need with food and hygiene kits. The group’s immediate crisis response is aiming to reach 4 million Ukrainians.

Read more about its work and donate here >>>

UNICEF Ukraine

The U.N. Children’s Fund in Ukraine is providing support for the country’s 7.5 million children threatened by the escalating conflict. The agency is currently ramping up its efforts to meet critical needs for safe drinking water, health care and education.

Read more about its work and donate here >>>

• UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is the official agency of the U.N. whose mission it is to aid and protect refugees. According to the U.N., more than 500,000 Ukrainians have fled the country since Russia’s attack began last week.

Read more about its work and donate here >>>

Photos from the refugee crisis in Ukraine

Refugees on the platform of Lviv railway station.
Refugees at the Lviv railway station wait for trains to Poland on Sunday. (Pavlo Palamarchuk/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
A Ukrainian child in a car stuck in traffic.
A Ukrainian child looks through the window of a car stuck in traffic as her family drives toward the Medyka-Shehyni border crossing between Ukraine and Poland on Monday. (Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images)
A woman and her daughter fleeing the Russian invasion in Ukraine.
A woman and her daughter fleeing the Russian invasion in Ukraine, at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, on Sunday. (Bryan Woolston/Reuters)
A mother tends to her baby in a bomb shelter.
A mother tends to her baby, who is under medical treatment, in the bomb shelter of the pediatric ward of a Kyiv hospital on Sunday. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Ukrainian refugees walk alongside a line of vehicles.
Ukrainian refugees alongside vehicles lined up to cross the border from Ukraine into Moldova on Saturday. (Sergei Grits/AP)
A woman wrapped in a blanket at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland.
A woman at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, on Monday. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)
An emergency worker hands out bags of food.
An employee of an emergency rescue service in Romania hands out bags of food to refugees on Sunday. (Andreea Alexandru/AP)
Supplies for refugees slightly covered in snow.
Supplies for refugees are slightly covered in snow at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, on Monday. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)
A crying woman walking with her children.
A crying woman walking with her children at the border crossing in Siret, Romania, on Monday. (Stoyan Nenov/Reuters)
A mother feeds her child at a refugee shelter in Hungary.
A mother feeds her child at a refugee shelter in Beregsurany, Hungary, on Monday. (Bernadett Szabo/Reuters)
A woman holds her baby while surrounded by other people at a railway station.
A Ukrainian family waits for a train inside the Lviv railway station on Sunday. (Bernat Armangue/AP)
Young patients, in hospital beds, in the hallway of a children's hospital.
Young patients in the hallway of a children's hospital in Kyiv on Monday. (Umit Bektas/Reuters)
A woman pulling a wheeled suitcase walks with two dogs after crossing the border into Hungary.
A woman walks with her dogs after crossing the border into Beregsurany, Hungary, on Saturday. (Anna Szilagyi/AP)
Ukrainian asylum seekers, eating or checking their phones, rest on the floor at a crowded train station.
Ukrainian asylum seekers at the train station in Przemysl, Poland, on Sunday. (Attila Husejnow/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
A woman holds a child and a dog as she lies in a shelter.
A woman holds a child and a dog in a shelter in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Sunday. (Evgeniy Maloletka/AP)
A volunteer unloads aid donations at a school gym in Poland.
A volunteer unloads aid donations at a school gym in Kroscienko, Poland, on Snday. (Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Two women cry at a border crossing in Poland.
A Ukrainian woman at the Medyka border crossing in Poland on Sunday. (Visar Kryeziu/AP)
Refugees from Ukraine lie on folding cots set up at a railway station.
Refugees from Ukraine at the railway station in Przemysl, Poland, on Sunday. (Czarek Sokolowski/AP)
A Ukrainian refugee carries a large garbage bag and a large stuffed toy.
A Ukrainian refugee in Przemysl, Poland, on Sunday carries a bag and a stuffed toy. (Kuba Stezycki/Reuters)
Refugees arrive in Przemysl, Poland, against a dark sky as night closes in.
Refugees arrive in Przemysl, Poland, on Saturday. (Petr David Josek/AP)
A person holds a candle and a sign reading Ukraine Needs Help! at an antiwar protest.
An antiwar protest in Lisbon, Portugal, on Sunday. (Pedro Nunes/Reuters)

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