Ukraine Refugee Crisis: Here's how you can help

Published on March 17, 2022

A devastating consequence of Putin’s invasion has been millions of people forced to flee Ukraine.

In just the first 3 weeks since the conflict started three million people have been forced to leave their homes in Ukraine to find a place of safety.

Right now, in response to this humanitarian crisis European solidarity, collaboration, and action could not be more important. And that’s why our latest event brought together organisations working on the front lines with refugees to discuss - What can we, as Europeans, do?

You can watch the event here: 

In the face of a humanitarian crisis like this, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. But already we have been moved by the response of individuals across the UK and Europe who want to help.

During the event, we asked every organisation who was a part of the event what European Movement UK supporters, activists, and members can do to help. You can watch back here to find out more, or we have put together a list of actions that you can take right now: 


Here’s how you can help: 

  • Ask your MP to act 

Ukraine is under attack. Appallingly, so is the UK's refugee protection system. You can ask your MP to stand with refugees here on Refugee Action's website and against the punishment the Anti-Refugee Bill promises to dish out to people seeking safety.


  • Do you speak Ukrainian? 

If you speak Ukrainian or Russian, you can help by volunteering your time and helping to get clear and simple information to refugees in Ukrainian and Russian. 

You can volunteer with Care4Calais here or Settled here

Or you could even work in the Settled team by contacting them at this email address: [email protected].


  • Chip in to help the work of people supporting refugees 

Your support could make a real difference to refugees who have been forced to flee. You can donate or fundraise for various charities, including the ones that took part in the event: 


  • Host a refugee in your home. 

We have been amazed by the response of individuals who want to help. Over the past 24 hours in the UK, we've seen over 100,000 families register to offer a place in their homes to people or families who need a place to stay. You can do this here.


  • Attend more events in our Ukraine series

This week’s event was just one of many in our series on Ukraine. If you would like to attend events like this in the future, you will have access to our exclusive member events by becoming a member. 

We will be hosting more events in this “What Putin's invasion of Ukraine means for Europe” series, become a member now to avoid missing out:

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