How can individuals help people in Ukraine?
There are a number of ways people can help.
With many routes closed and transportation systems under significant pressure, sending physical goods could add more stress to the situation on the ground. Making cash donations, to organisations responding to the crisis in Ukraine, allows for emergency relief goods to be sourced locally. Anyone who is able to help can consider making a financial donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee.
People in Wales can sign up for the Homes for Ukraine scheme, offer to become a sponsor and offer a space in their home to someone fleeing the conflict in Ukraine to live for at least six months. People signing up to the scheme via the Homes for Ukraine website can be matched with people escaping the war in Ukraine who want to come to the UK. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of people in Wales so far – thousands of people have signed up to the scheme as potential sponsors.
We are developing an online form to enable business and organisations to register offers of support for larger offers of accommodation, transport, training, language facilities and other types of support. This is will be available shortly and we will provide a further update as soon as possible.