Helping Ukraine: what’s the most effective way to give?
Here’s how you could help those most impacted
The invasion of Ukraine has triggered an outpouring of global aid and giving.
When Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on 24th February, the reaction around the world was one of serious concern. Pretty quickly, people started asking a very important question: what can I do to help those affected?
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)
NatWest Group pledged to match donations by customers and staff to the DEC – up to £2.5 million. And, thanks to the generosity of those who donated, that amount has already been reached – with customers and staff raising more than £8.7 million in total so far.
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Making sure you make a difference
Even with the best of intentions, donations given in kind to aid a cause can easily get lost in the chaos or diminished by the time they reach those in need. Getting aid to where it’s needed can be problematic, especially in war zones where storage and infrastructure are compromised.
All this means that in times like these it is critical that money raised in support of Ukraine is donated wisely, to charities that can effectively work with local partners on the ground and ensure the impact of aid is as great as it can be – such as the DEC.