Uniting for Ukraine: How you can help
5,372,854 persons have fled Ukraine since 24 February 2022 to seek refuge in another country, according to UHNCR figures. Further, the U.N. projects that number will grow to exceed 8 million in the coming weeks. For information about how you can volunteer, make a financial donation, or offer housing assistance at a location near you, please review the websites below:
CANADA: Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel offers Ukrainians and their family members free, extended temporary status and allows them to work, study and stay in Canada until it is safe for them to return home.
FRANCE: War in Ukraine: how to help Ukrainians from France? Information on making a donation, volunteering, or hosting a refugee.
- https://help.unhcr.org/germany/information-on-ukraine/ Information on private support or registering private accommodation offers.
- Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF) Federal Office for Migrants and Refugees. Complete guide to all things Ukrainian refugee related in Germany. Available in German, Ukrainian, Russian and English
SWITZERLAND: Ukraine: How You Can Help in Switzerland and Liechtenstein Information on volunteering or hosting a refugee.
UK: Homes for Ukraine offer space in your home or sponsor someone you know.
U.S.: Welcome.us Ukraine learn about sponsorship or ways you can offer an act of welcome in a U.S. community near you.
Just as citizens in Europe and the U.K. have heroically supported displaced Ukrainians by opening up their homes or securing other housing, assisting with school enrollments, employment needs, and language learning, Americans now have the opportunity via the Welcome.us Sponsor Circles program to directly help newly arrived Ukrainians. The United States has committed to welcoming 100,000 Ukrainians temporarily for a period of two-years and the ability to apply for employment authorization in the U.S. as long as they have a U.S.-based sponsor to petition for them.
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Egette was born and raised in a refugee camp in Tanzania, Africa. In 2021, she graduated with a B.S. in psychology from George Mason University. In 2022, she received her MA in psychology with a focus in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, also from George Mason. She was recently featured in Forbes on World Mental Health Day. She founded Safe Haven Space, to empower and educate refugee families in the US about mental health and wellbeing.