Possibly the deadliest land war in Europe since the Second World War is currently underway Ukraine and the people of Ireland sought to help in any way possible to alleviate human suffering.
Thousands of people have died, hundreds of thousands of refugees are pouring into Europe and many more are internally displaced.
Protest rallies Russian invasions have been staged across Ireland, vigilance for those who lost their lives in the early days of the conflict has taken place and people are providing space in their homes for incoming Ukrainian refugees .
Irish businesses – some owned by Ukrainians – also joined in and pledged to donate from the revenue to charities aimed at defuse the humanitarian crisis in the coming weeks and months.
More than 1.4 million euros have been donated to the Irish Red Cross for Ukraine through a charitable partnership with payment platform Revolut.
Independent.ie has compiled a list of ways that people can donate or help different causes tied to efforts to reduce suffering in Ukraine.
(This list will be updated as more donation streams become known)
As mentioned above, the Irish Red Cross has partnered with Revolut to enable direct donations to charity, as they work to provide essentials such as medical equipment, food and country. More than 1.4 million euros have been donated to date. The Red Cross has asked people to donate with money instead of material goods because it is very difficult to get them across the border into Ukraine at the moment.
UNICEF said the war in Ukraine posed an “immediate threat” to the lives of 7.5 million children. The charity said €75 could provide 12,500 water purification tablets to ensure children have access to safe clean drinking water, €100 could provide thermal fleece blankets to protect 16 children at risk risk in emergency situations or extreme winter conditions and €250 can provide 6 aid kits to help families in need of urgent medical care. Contributions can be made here.
The UN Refugee Agency is also accepting donations through its website as its commissioner Filippo Grandi has stated that the “humanitarian consequences for civilians of this conflict will be severe”. . UNHCR estimates that more than 500,000 people have left Ukraine, with many more displaced within the country after just six days of war.
The homeless charity is working with a sister charity in Ukraine to assist internally displaced people and refugees. Donations to this charity, of which immunologist Luke O’Neill is currently an ambassador, can be made directly on their website.
A Ukrainian charity provides psychological support to children suffering the consequences of the war in Ukraine. The charity has been active in Eastern Ukraine for seven years. The group’s website is open to donations.
People in Ireland who own Airbnb can provide free shelter to Ukrainians in need but can also donate here to cover the cost of staying at Airbnbs across Europe for refugees in conflict.
This is Ukraine’s largest kennel and tent with over 3,000 animals and will need donations to support the many animals that will be displaced from their owners when conflict breaks out. Contributions can be made here.
Several businesses across the country are accepting donations of items such as clothing, blankets, medicine and diapers that will be brought to Poland by truck.
The Green Speed carriers organized the trip to Poland and the collection points for donations are: 40 Landsdowne Village, Sandymount, (Contact: 0872474317) or Green Speed Headquarters, Unit 3 , Park West drive, O’Casey Avenue, Dublin 12, D12XH68.
Donabate Portrane Community Center will also be accepting donations from March 1 of all food, toiletries, blankets, sleeping bags, clothes and shoes, feminine hygiene products, toys and books coloring for children from March 1.
Check with a local councilor for your nearest drop off point.
If you are one of the tens of thousands of Irish people who own crypto, donations can be made to different wallets held by the Ukrainian government and the Kyiv-based non-profit Come Back Alive. hold. To date, more than 20 million euros have been donated in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Tether.
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