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How to support those affected by the Russian-Ukrainian war

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — As conflict continues daily in Ukraine, residents across the Bay Area and across the United States are stepping up to try to help. Below is a list of approved resources, along with tips on how to talk to your children, for you or someone you know to lend a hand or get help.

New Ukraine
Nova Ukraine is a Palo Alto-based registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about Ukraine in the United States and around the world and providing humanitarian assistance to Ukraine .

Razom for Ukraine
Razom for Ukraine collects donations for its emergency response project to provide medical supplies, humanitarian aid and support volunteers on the ground.

Global donations
Global Giving has launched a crisis relief fund in Ukraine that will provide shelter, food and water for the 500,000 refugees and more. The money will also be used for health and psychosocial care, as well as education and economic aid, according to the organization’s website.

International Rescue Committee
International Rescue Committee is collecting financial donations that will be used to support resources and aid for displaced families. The organization specializes in helping refugees around the world who have been forced from their homes. They target communities where people lack vital resources to resettle and recover from crises.

Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders is an organization that provides medical care during humanitarian crises, still has workers in Ukraine despite the ongoing conflict. Donations to DWB will fund these services as well as mass casualty relief kits, emergency medicine and preparedness training for local hospitals and more.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is the United Nations refugee agency, accepting donations to provide health care, legal assistance and on-the-ground supply support to refugees from Ukraine.

Children are the least responsible for the armed conflict in Ukraine, but they are the ones who suffer most from its consequences. Help UNICEF ensure Ukrainian children have access to clean water, nutrition, healthcare, education and protection. Less than 3% of funds are spent on administrative costs.

World Food Program USA
WFP has launched an emergency operation to provide food assistance to desperate people fleeing the conflict and stands ready to assist refugees. Our teams are on the ground in Kyiv and a number of neighboring countries, leading telecommunications and emergency logistics projects on behalf of the entire United Nations. Help us reach vulnerable people as quickly as possible.

Amnesty International
Amnesty does not accept government or corporate funding for our research and campaigns. Donations will help end human rights violations against asylum seekers, refugees, peaceful protesters and those on the front lines of the world’s most pressing crises. The organization wrote a petition urging the Russian government to end its war against Ukraine and stop attacking civilians.

Online rental company Airbnb has announced that it will provide free short-term accommodation to up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine through its nonprofit initiative



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(Save the Children) How and when to talk about war and violence with our children.

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Resilience in Wartime: Tips for Parents and Teachers of Middle School Students
(American Psychological Association) Tips and strategies for parents and teachers of middle school-aged children.

Trauma-Informed Resources for School Systems
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