The eBook release of Ukrainian Postcards is intended solely as a fundraiser, with all of the proceeds being divided 50/50 between the Communication Workers Union’s Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine, and to the Ukraine appeal of the non-profit organisation Artists at Risk, who work with artists who are in danger politically or are fleeing oppression and war. You can also donate to these places online, here and here.
The aim of this publication is above all else to raise money, and we hope it can also raise some awareness from a socialist perspective of the recent history and the currently direly threatened architectural legacies of a place about which there is a lot more ignorance in English-speaking countries than the current 24/7 news coverage might suggest.
The website openDemocracy maintains a useful list of places where you can donate to help Ukrainians inside and outside of the country; it is likely to be updated, so you may want to double-check here.
The current list is as follows:
The International Committee of the Red Cross has announced it will provide emergency assistance to civilians, and support hospitals and primary healthcare facilities. You can donate here.
Doctors Without Borders has had to stop its normal activities in Ukraine and is mobilising in neighbouring countries, such as Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Romania and Slovakia, with the mission to assist refugees. You can donate here.
The UNHCR Refugee Agency has launched an emergency appeal to help ensure that Ukrainians forced to flee their homes are sheltered and safe. You can donate here.
Save the Children has launched a Ukrainian appeal to help families meet their basic needs, such as food, medicine and shelter. You can donate here.
World Jewish Relief is working through its network of partner organisations in Ukraine. Donate here.
Organisations in Ukraine
Money sent to grassroots activists who have remained in Ukraine or are evacuating will be of immediate assistance.
Two experienced aid workers have set up a crowdfunding appeal to support women’s rights’ defenders and activists in Ukraine, particularly those in areas where there is ongoing fighting and supplies are running low. Funds go to transport and evacuations, as well as food and basic necessities. It is worth noting that large humanitarian organisations are unable to access many of these locations. Beneficiaries include Posmishka Fund, based in Zaporizhzhya, where the situation is critical. You can donate here.
Ukrainian health organisation Svoyi, which provides adult oncology, respiratory support and palliative care, announced on Facebook that it was still working and providing care for the wounded. It stated: “Until the very end, we will do everything we can to ensure that the most vulnerable are not left without help.” You can donate here.
The New Way organisation in Sloviansk, Donbas region are currently staying in the city to conduct humanitarian work. They have provided their bank details to us here:
Account Holder Name: NEW WAY CHF
Bank: JOINT STOCK COMPANY “UKRSIBBANK”
Swift Code: KHABUA2K
Address of the bank: ANDRIIVSKA STREET 2/12 KYIV, UKRAINE
US dollar account
Name: NEW WAY CHF
Bank Acc. No.: UA483510050000026003878967519
Bank Address: 2/12 Andriivska Street, Kyiv, Ukraine
ID No.: 40656510
Vostok SOS is a volunteer humanitarian organisation that helps displaced persons in eastern Ukraine. You can donate here (click to the EUR or USD tab). Donations will help deliver medical and humanitarian help, evacuate vulnerable people and provide trauma counselling.
The Ukrainian Roma Youth network ARCA and other European Roma organisations have set up an initiative to help Roma access humanitarian help. The funds will be used to help Roma families evacuate Ukraine, provide emergency shelter and humanitarian aid via ARCA and Roma Women Fund Chiricli, and support partner organisations in neighbouring countries. The coordinator of the fundraiser told us: “It’s our experience that Roma are often left out and have little social capital.” Donate here.
Many Ukrainians have left the country or are currently trying to leave. In neighbouring countries, organisations have set up fundraisers to help refugees.
In Slovakia, Kto pomôže Ukrajine is an initiative comprising more than thirty organisations trying to provide basic necessities (food, drinking water, medicine and firewood) and longer-term support to Ukrainians who have fled to the country. Donate here.