Many of Ireland’s international aid agencies are in Ukraine, and the surrounding borders, are offering emergency assistance to those who have been injured, displaced, and left with nothing as a result of the conflict in Ukraine. 50% of all monies raised, will be divided equally among the following charities who are offering emergency help.
Irish Red Cross – Supporting communities in Ireland and abroad – Irish Red Cross
Red Cross teams are on the ground now in Ukraine and will continue their work to repair vital infrastructure, support health facilities, and help families with life-saving food and hygiene items.
UNICEF Ireland – For Every Child | UNICEF Ireland
The conflict in Ukraine is exacting a harrowing toll on the lives and wellbeing of the country’s 7.5 million children. UNICEF is working to reach vulnerable children and families with essential services including health, education, protection, water and sanitation.
Concern Worldwide – Concern Worldwide | International humanitarian & development organisation
Concern Worldwide is working, alongside its partners, inside Ukraine to get help as quickly as possible to those who need it most. Concern is supporting Ukrainian people who are in desperate need with cash transfers, rent, food, hygiene kits and psychosocial support. A joint team from Concern and its partners have been working in Ternopil and Khmelnytskyi, not far from Lviv in Western Ukraine.
Trócaire through their sister Caritas agencies in Ukraine and Poland are providing food, shelter, transport, and psychosocial support to those who remain in Ukraine and those who reach the border. It is also supporting people in transit, assisting them to make their way to the border.
The other 50% of money raised will be used to help refugees arriving in Ireland with shelter, trauma and essential needs.