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How to Help National and International Charities Providing Aid to Ukraine War Victims

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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine is targeting innocent civilians, triggering a mass exodus of more than 2 million refugees, according to the United Nations, with millions more internally displaced. U.S. and international aid agencies are responding to the humanitarian disaster. We talk with an expert on how to securely donate to such efforts.

The following is a list of nonprofit organizations working to respond to the war on Ukraine and give humanitarian aid to those affected.

Doctors Without Borders (medical teams are on the ground responding civilian Russian attacks in Ukraine): http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

Sunflower of Peace (provides backpacks to medical personal providing aid in Ukraine):

UN Refugee Agency (assist with refugees resettlement in war-torn regions):


Core Response (providing cash assistance and hygiene kits to refugees coming into Poland): https://www.coreresponse.org/ukraine-refugee-crisis-relief- poland

Global Empowerment Mission (aiding dislocated Ukrainians fleeing to Poland): https://www.globalempowermentmission.org/

Pawsitivity (Minnesota-based animal welfare group working to rescue and rehome abandoned pets in Ukraine): https://www.pawsitivityservicedogs.com/tags/ukraine

Happy Paw (Ukraine-based animal welfare organization):


Ukranian National Federal Credit Union (New York based bank providing aid to Ukrainain Armed Forces): https://www.ukrnatfcu.org/

Canopy NWA (Arkansas refugee resettlement organization):


Ozark Literacy (refugee and immigrant education center):


To learn more about charities providing aid to the Ukraine War effort, visit Charity Navigator: https://www.charitynavigator.org/

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.