2022 Russian Invasion - How to Help Ukraine

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This article will be updated as the situation evolves. Please check back frequently.

Overview

On 24 February 2022 armed forces of the Russian Federation invaded the sovereign territory of Ukraine in clear contravention of international law, particularly the prohibition of the use of force set down in Article 2 (4) UN Charter, the cornerstone of the modern international order. There is no justification for this attack on the political independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

I stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and condemn this illegal use of force and war of aggression in the strongest possible terms. To help alleviate the suffering caused by the conflict I’ve compiled a list of information that anyone who wishes to aid the people of Ukraine through donations or volunteering their time and skills may find useful.

This article contains information on:

  • Trustworthy News Sources
  • Peace Protests
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Supporting the Ukrainian Armed Forces

#StandWithUkraine

News Sources

It is said that truth is the first victim of war, but it is also the first victim of social media. Here I have selected a few news sources you might find more reliable than Twitter and Facebook:

Peace Protests

Taking to the streets and calling for peace is one of the time-honored democratic measures to end wars.

  • Stand with Ukraine — Regularly updated list of peace protests on behalf of Ukraine
  • Circle for Peace — Stand up for peace by drawing a peace symbol on the ground and protesting in it for as long as you can

Humanitarian Assistance

Regional spillover from such a major conflict is inevitable so I have included organizations working both in Ukraine and in the wider region. Please note that these organizations will likely need your support for years to come in order to deal with the humanitarian fallout — not just during the immediate crisis.

Ukraine

Poland

Germany

Switzerland

Europe

International Organizations (IGO and NGO)

Global

Ukraine Armed Forces Special Account

Note

Following the declaration of martial law the National Bank of Ukraine opened a special fundraising account to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The account accepts donations in UAH, EUR, USD, GBP, CHF, AUD, CNY, CAD and JPY.

Special Fundraising Account for Ukrainian Armed Forces (Official Information)

I take this unprecedented step in promoting this account as a peace-loving citizen and lawyer because the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine represents an illegal war of aggression and a flagrant violation of international law, particularly the prohibition of the use of force (Article 2 (4) UN Charter). The right of Ukraine to act in self-defence under Article 51 of the UN Charter is legally and morally without reproach.

Other Ukraine Assistance Lists

Others have compiled similar lists and made them available publicly. I collect these below.

English

German

Quality of Sources

Note

The information contained in this article was received from different sources in my network. I have tried to independently verify the credibility of each organization whereever possible but this is a dynamic and fast-moving situation, so errors are possible.

If you have justified concerns about any of these organizations, please get in touch