War in Ukraine: resources to give and receive help
The Gaudie has gathered some resources, both local and international, with information for giving and receiving help.
By Gaudie Staff
Ukraine solidarity demonstration in Aberdeen. Courtesy of Anttoni James Numminen.
Disclaimer: This is a list of resources gathered by The Gaudie for those seeking to help those affected by the crisis in Ukraine. However, The Gaudie does not have control over the content of external websites and their content does not necessarily reflect the views of The Gaudie, AUSA, The University of Aberdeen or any companies that advertise in The Gaudie.
Write to your MP and MSP: This has been a key message of activists, who are calling on the UK government to loosen visa restrictions for Ukrainians fleeing the country and for more support to be offered to Ukraine's government.
Not sure who your MP or MSP is? Find out here: https://www.writetothem.com/
The Red Cross' appeal: "As the security situation allows, the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will continue to respond to existing and emerging humanitarian needs. The Red Cross has supported people affected by this conflict for years and this will not stop now. Your donation could help someone affected get:
The Association of Lithuanians in NE Scotland (ALNES): ALNES has shared resources and calls for donations of items such as sleeping bags, hot water bottles, bandages and tourinqets. Keep an eye on their page for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/AlnesAssociation/
A resource passed to The Gaudie by a member of the public: "Putinfuckoff" is a multipurpose information directory connecting people to various resources and support. There are links for people who are remaining in Ukraine to use, for people who are fleeing Ukraine or have fled, and for internationals outside of Ukraine who are looking to provide solidarity in different capacities. Because of the directory's universality, we find it important for everyone to share. It will be continuously updated based on the needs of the people and the discovery of new resources on the ground and abroad: linktr.ee/putinfuckoff"
Support Independent journalism in Ukraine: The Kyiv Independent describes itself as "Ukraine’s English-language media outlet, created by journalists who were fired from the Kyiv Post for defending editorial independence" and it has been providing quality coverage of the conflict. You can help fund their activity via Patreon here https://www.patreon.com/kyivindependent.