Want to support the people of Ukraine? Here are some practical ways Rugbeians can help

A huge thank you to all who helped us to compile this list
The flag of Ukraine.The flag of Ukraine.
The flag of Ukraine.

Many of us have been left shocked and appalled at the brutal violence which Putin unleashed on the Ukrainian people this morning, February 24.

Reports suggest that Ukraine's armed forces are fighting valiantly to protect their homeland and its people, already inflicting significant losses on Putin's invaders.

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These same reports also tell the story of the worsening humanitarian crisis in beleaguered nation.

Thanks to the help of people getting in touch with us, the Advertiser has been able to put together a list of organisations and groups which are actively helping to alleviate the suffering of Ukrainians.

Should you wish to learn more or make a donation, here are their details:

The Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal has been set up by Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB).

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The appeal has so far raised almost £70,000 across Britain and the organisation is working with charities in Ukraine to deliver much-needed medical supplies.

A spokesperson said: "We are working with accredited and registered Ukrainian charities to provide medicines, food and critical services to support the most vulnerable to overcome the consequences and trauma of war.

"Your donation will be used to fund immediate emergency and ongoing needs."

Click on this link to access the fundraiser: www.gofundme.com/f/helpukraine?fbclid=IwAR3Z3VT9D9Xnl4qcNhDhSYVu3kwEc3mo5pDb-o4oH3qKiiO-NgbRmfJJYL8People in Need Slovakia has launched an urgent appeal to raise a €20,000 humanitarian fund to help Ukrainians with accommodation, drinking water and food - and psychological support.

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They do not have an English-language page - but you can use Google Translate on your web browser when you visit their site - clovekvohrozeni.sk/pomoc-ukrajina/?fbclid=IwAR3FptJJc56H6qYKdLZY16oP6HinQAb8jD6PamWrlMckiTzdw2n9cIT8CfgSlovak humanitarian organisation Magna is providing urgent healthcare in Ukraine - primarily operating in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Again, they do not have an English language page - but Google Translate can be used.

See donate.magna.org/sk/ukrajina/?fbclid=IwAR27mMfKByvMvz8DEVwq16EdaSWvsGzPvquNCjtwSG3k_a4uQ1iDqMaGJTIThe 'Come Back Alive' fund provides support for Ukrainian soldiers. This is another page which is not in English, but can be read with Google Translate.

See: savelife.in.ua/en/?fbclid=IwAR34CfsUL4KLdBi6vsx3H_egGuHmU8qRV97CPBY0NZLf6gxJ-m1OUy5JS2EWe would like to say a huge thanks again to all those who got in touch with us to share these appeals.

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