The Russian military invasion of Ukraine has led to a humanitarian crisis. Below is a non-exhaustive list of local organisations that are asking for assistance. These include organisations supporting Ukrainians in Berlin. Resources for those who want to help locally in Berlin are further down.
Dobro.ua is the largest fundraising platform in Ukraine for online charities where you can support internally displaced children and families, elderly people, people who have lost their limbs, hospitals, and social projects of other directions.
Learn more and donate here: https://dobro.ua/en/
Save Ukraine is a charitable fund coordinating tens of organisations, volunteers, individuals, and legal entities to help internally displaced persons.
Learn more and donate here: https://saveukraineua.org/
In the UNBROKEN National Rehabilitation Center, adults and children affected by the war can receive comprehensive qualified medical care. It includes reconstructive surgery, orthopedics, and robotic prosthetics. Here, prostheses are not only fitted but also manufactured. In addition, the Center provides physical, psychological, and psychosocial rehabilitation of injured military and civilians.
Learn more and donate here: https://unbroken.org.ua/
Come Back Alive
Come Back Alive is a foundation providing competent assistance to the military. Since 2014, its key goal has been to make the Defense Forces more efficient, save the lives of the military and systematically counter the enemy. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion in February 2022, the foundation has multiplied its military assistance and supported the defenders of Ukraine, who have changed their everyday lives and joined the line of defence. The Foundation purchases equipment that helps save the lives of the military, including thermal imaging optics, quadcopters, cars, security, and intelligence systems.
Learn more here: https://savelife.in.ua/en/about-foundation-en/
Donate here: https://savelife.in.ua/en/donate-en/#donate-army-card-monthly
The charitable foundation that helps defenders, rescuers, and civilians with a focus on tactical medicine and demining.
Learn more and donate here: https://kittysoloma.org/en/#who-we-are
Since 2008, Zaporuka Foundation has been working to ensure that every family whose child has become a victim of cancer is not left alone with their misfortune. It continues supporting children with cancer during the war.
Learn more and donate here: https://zaporuka.org.ua/en/projects-1/
Children of Heroes
The fund aims to provide long-term assistance to children who have lost one or both parents due to the full-scale war in Ukraine. Without the support of donors, many children will be left homeless because of the Russian hostilities and rocket fire. The children also require psychological support and humanitarian assistance to maintain an adequate standard of living. Donations from donors are expected to become a significant source of annual revenue for the organisation, allowing the rebuilding of destroyed housing for a substantial number of affected children and providing them with long-term assistance.
Learn more here: https://childrenheroes.org/en/about-us/
Donate here: https://childrenheroes.org/en/about-us/?form=donations
Fight for Right
Fight for Right is an international initiative to help Ukrainian men and women with disabilities. It raises funds to evacuate people and continues to inform Ukraine and the world about war crimes and the consequences of war for people with disabilities.
Learn more and donate here: https://ffr.org.ua/en/projects/support-ukrainians-with-disabilities-during-the-war/
CO-HATY creates housing in Ukraine for people forced to flee their homes. The project was initiated by METALAB, an urban laboratory from Ivano-Frankivsk, and members of the Urban Curators independent agency, who relocated from Kyiv. CO-HATY renovates buildings to create comfortable living conditions. It implements architectural and urban expertise, cooperates with local governments and property owners, raises budgets for repairing and furnishing, and coordinates the construction process.
Learn more and donate here: https://www.metalab.space/co-haty-eng
Insight is a Ukrainian public organisation whose primary values are equality, feminism, freedom, inclusiveness, and diversity for all social groups. During the war, its humanitarian hub provides direct help to LGBTQ+ and women from different regions of Ukraine.
Learn more here: https://www.insight-ukraine.org/en/news/report-6-months-of-humanitarian-hub/
Donate here: https://www.insight-ukraine.org/en/join-donate/
'Girls' is a public organisation engaged in the education of teenage girls. During the war, the NGO refocused on providing humanitarian assistance to women and children, especially in Kyiv and Kyiv region (if resources are available, such assistance can be extended to the whole of Ukraine).
Learn more here: https://divchata.org/en/during-the-war.html
Donate here: https://www.liqpay.ua/ru/checkout/card/i29396587667
Make donations to local organisations in Berlin:
Vitsche (in Ukrainian and English) is an activists group of young, committed Ukrainians in Berlin
Learn more here: https://linktr.ee/ukrainehelpberlin
Be an Angel (in German)
Learn more here: https://beanangel.direct/spenden/
Polnische Kulturinstitut Pilecki – Humanitarian aid for Ukraine (in German)
The Polish Cultural Institute Pilecki at Pariser Platz 4A accepts relief supplies daily from 10:00 to 18:00 and hands them out to those in need.
Learn more here: https://berlin.instytutpileckiego.pl/de/news/humanitarian-aid-for-ukraine-in-cooperation-with-the
Technische Universität Berlin (in German)
The Technische Universität Berlin has set up the "Berlin-Ukraine" aid fund to provide direct support for Ukrainian academics and students. The University is asking for donations for this purpose. The University also organises free German and English lessons.
Learn more here: https://www.tu.berlin/themen/ukraine