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

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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine has caused a mass exodus of more than 27 million refugees, internally displacing one million more. U.S. and international aid agencies are responding to this humanitarian disaster. We talk with an expert on how to securely donate to such efforts.

The following is a short list of nonprofit organizations and agencies working to respond to the war on Ukraine, providing humanitarian aid to those affected:

Doctors Without Borders (medical teams are on the ground responding to Ukrainians injured by Russian attacks): http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

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

Uniting for Ukraine (provides a pathway for Ukrainian citizens and immediate family members who are outside the United States to come to the U.S. and stay temporarily in a two-year period of parole):

Welcome.US (People fleeing the war in Ukraine can apply to come to the U.S. with the support of a sponsor. Sponsors are needed): https://ukraine.welcome.us/

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 re-home abandoned pets in Ukraine): https://www.pawsitivityservicedogs.com/tags/ukraine

Happy Paw (Ukraine-based animal welfare organization): https://happypaw.ua/en/

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

Canopy NWA (Arkansas refugee resettlement organization): http://www.canopynwa.org/

Ozark Literacy (refugee and immigrant education center): https://www.ozarkliteracy.org/

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.
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