Russia is waging a war to destroy Ukraine, destabilise Europe, and upend a rules-based global order. We are all involved, and we all can help.
Trusted and vetted local organisations on the ground in Ukraine deserve our support. Whenever possible, avoid making less efficient donations to large international NGOs.
One of the most impactful ways we can help today is by supporting Ukraine's military in its defence against brutal Russian aggression. "Come Back Alive" is a well-respected, transparent civil society organisation working to save the lives of Ukrainian servicemen and servicewomen through training, medical support, and technical assistance.
In only a matter of months, thousands of Ukraine's citizens have been killed by Russian forces, while millions more have been deported and displaced. Scores of Ukraine's once vibrant cities have been shelled and razed to the ground. WithUkraine.org is a vetted portal organised by the Embassy of Ukraine in the United Kingdom to provide urgent humanitarian assistance where it is needed most.
Show your solidarity with the people of Ukraine by joining -- or starting -- regular demonstrations in cities and towns around the world. Search #StandWithUkraine for updates. Press your local and national politicians to provide ambitious and creative military and financial support for Ukraine. Remember that any modest increase to our bills is nothing compared to the sacrifices Ukrainian men, women, and children are making for our freedom today.
'Crimnesia' -- a collective forgetting of Crimea's annexation and its aftermath -- is widespread. CrimeaSOS (KrymSOS) is an antidote. In February 2014, it began as a Facebook page, an outlet for local activists to share real-time information about Russia's seizure and occupation of Crimea. Since then, it has evolved into a key organisation reporting on the ongoing crackdown on Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian civil societies, monitoring arrests and investigations in Crimea, and offering support for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Ukraine.
Based in Kyiv, Ukraine, Crimean House (Krymskyi dim) is a vibrant centre of cultural activity promoting Ukrainian-Crimean Tatar exchange, Crimean Tatar language learning, and the defence of human rights in the Black Sea region. One of its online projects is Tamirlar, a virtual museum of the 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars, Stalin's Crimean atrocity.