It has been a year since the start of the war in Ukraine, which has resulted in one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. In response, the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS) launched its Humanitarian Response Fund for Ukraine, which has distributed over $11 million so far. The needs of the estimated eight million Ukrainian refugees and the millions who were forced to relocate within their country are constantly evolving, but KBFUS and the local nonprofits it supports continue to make a positive impact.
Three local nonprofits – People in Need, Caritas Ukraine, and the Polish Red Cross – have been leveraging their experience and resources to provide essential aid to vulnerable individuals across Ukraine and the millions who sought refuge across borders. People in Need has been purchasing supplies within Ukraine as part of a localization effort that includes partnering with existing local networks to increase capacity. Caritas Ukraine has been providing food, clean water, shelter, and hygiene kits across Ukraine and at Ukrainian borders since 2014. The Polish Red Cross has been working in major cities like Kraków, Wrocław, and Warsaw, supporting the nearly 1.5 million Ukrainians registered for temporary protective status in Poland.
The war in Ukraine remains a humanitarian crisis. Still, KBFUS and the nonprofits it supports have been working tirelessly to provide food, shelter, psychosocial support, and medical assistance to those in need. Donors can contribute to the Humanitarian Response Fund for Ukraine online, by check, or through wire transfer. They may claim the maximum tax benefits U.S. tax law allows for their contributions. Donors who prefer to support another local organization responding to Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis can email KBFUS at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The KBFUS Humanitarian Response Fund for Ukraine and the nonprofits it supports remind us that even in the midst of war and crisis, we can still come together to help those in need.
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