We’ve gathered a short list of things you can do to help refugees the most effectively, with some advice from experienced organisations, some warnings about what not to do, and even small steps you can take to feel less helpless.
Edited 16 May: A site with a list of businesses who have (and who haven’t) left Russia: https://www.websiteplanet.com/blog/companies-boycotting-russia/
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ukraine-what-you-can-do-to-help A first port of call is obviously this constantly updated government page with loads of useful advice.
When it comes to supporting displaced humans, nothing works quite as well as money, as Herts4Refs makes abundantly clear.
Partner with your favourite retailers and contribute!
Ukraine Aid Scams
During times of need, whether local or international, our neighbours and friends will surprise you by rising beautifully to the need through their generosity. On the other hand, with every new humanitarian crisis comes the ugly underbelly of humans: scams which play on our altruistic nature and only profit the amoral. Verify. Be savvy and aware.
Do you prefer a more hands on approach? Head over to the local Park Street Facebook group and get involved.
The UN’s refugee statistics will sober you up fast https://www.unhcr.org/refugee-statistics/