We are all aware of the terrible events happening in Ukraine at the moment. We feel all unconditionally concerned by the situation of the thousands of Ukrainians forced to leave their home and those who are fighting for the freedom of their country. More than ever, it is important to use all of our resources to help them and bring all the support they need. Here is anon-exhaustive list of things you can do to help and support people in Ukraine directly from Ireland.
We are all aware of the terrible events happening in Ukraine at the moment. We feel all unconditionally concerned by the situation of the thousands of Ukrainians forced to leave their home and those who are fighting for the freedom of their country. More than ever, it is important to use all of our resources to help them and bring all the support they need.
Here is an on-exhaustive list of things you can do to help and support people inUkraine directly from Ireland.
Since the escalade of violence from the Russian army against several cities of Ukraine last week, many reputable charities have set up a donation process on their website to bring an immediate financial aid to the Ukrainian people and refugees. You can find below a few links to the most renowned ones :
The Ukrainian Embassy in Ireland is also actively asking for donation through its Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/ukr.embassy.ireland
The war starting in Ukraine has already caused hundred of injuries and deaths. Supporting medical and humanitarian aid in Ukraine is crucial. In Ireland, the Red Cross is actively searching for help of all types : https://www.redcross.ie/latest-appeals/ukraine-crisis-appeal/
Everywhere, the solidarity is up and running. Since the 24th February 2022, dozen of local businesses across Ireland have been setting up dropping points for donations and fundraising to help Ukrainian people, mainly through call outs on social media.
Products and equipment of first necessity are the most needed such as : blankets,soap, toothpaste, sleeping bags, first aid bandages, nappies, mattresses, towels, clothes, medicines, etc.
For most of them, those donations will be taken to border towns in Poland where hundreds of Ukrainian families have escaped from war.
- The Art of Coffee has published on their Facebook Page a list of humanitarian aid. They are using all their coffee shops in Dublin city as drop off points and donations will be sent over : https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=the%20art%20of%20coffee
- TheBaa Baa Cafe is doing the same : https://www.instagram.com/p/Cac_5jaDqwA/
- All Moldova supermarkets in Dublin are now collecting points for donations as well.
- The well-known Spanish style restaurant Las Tapas de Lola on Wexford Street will be donating proceeds for the week to the Irish Red Cross : https://www.instagram.com/p/CahzQWesndl/
Many other businesses across the country are doing the same, if you are notDublin based you can still help. Just do a quick research on your social media platforms or your internet search engine to find them.
There are many other ways to show your support to the Ukrainian Cause, not necessarily financially.
You can show it online, by sharing the Ukrainian flag and the trending hashtag #westandwithukraine, posting messages of hope, sharing initiatives that you find or are part of, such as peace protests.
As the events are making a huge noise throughout the world, information is coming from all channels, and it can be difficult to know what is real or fake news. Therefore, make sure to be aware of the source of the news you are reading and stay well informed about the situation.
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