Providing Relief for Ukraine
On February 24th, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the beginning of a “special military operation” aimed at the “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine.” Shortly thereafter, Russian attacks began on cities across the country, including the capital city of Kyiv.
The people of Ukraine need our help during these times of war. Unfortunately, war brings opportunity for scams and other crime, so we have put together a list of reputable organizations.
Global Affairs Canada will match donations made by Canadians to the Canadian Red Cross’s Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. According to Global Affairs Canada:
“The Canadian Red Cross will in turn allocate the total amount of funding to support the efforts of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, including the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, other International Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross, in responding to the humanitarian needs caused by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. These critical funds will allow the Red Cross to support immediate and ongoing relief efforts and other critical humanitarian activities, both in Ukraine and in surrounding countries, including support for populations that have been displaced.”
Links for those interested in giving:
Global Affairs Canada response to humanitarian crisis in Ukraine
Want to help Ukraine? Several Canadian charities accepting monetary donations for humanitarian aid - Toronto Star
How to donate to assist Ukraine relief efforts - Global News