Posted: Thu 3rd Mar 2022

How you can help and support the people of Ukraine

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 3rd, 2022

Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine has caused the displacement of many tens of thousands of Ukrainian people from their homes.

The conflict has seen the onset of what could be the largest humanitarian crisis in Europe for decades.

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has said more than a million people have fled their homes to escape conflict leaving behind jobs, belongings and loved ones, they now face an uncertain future.

Critical infrastructure such as health facilities, water supplies and schools have also been damaged or destroyed.

At Ukraine’s borders with Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova, huge numbers of people are arriving with only what they can carry.

In many places, there are long waits to cross and scant facilities waiting for them on the other side, with temperatures dropping below freezing overnight.

The Welsh Government has said is stands “in support of the Ukrainian people who are bravely resisting this unprovoked and brutal act of war.”

“We understand that many people in Wales will want to do all they can to help them in their hour of need.”

“With many logistical 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
  • If you are an immediate family member of a British National normally living in Ukraine and intend to apply for a visa under the Family Migration route, read the guidance on visas for immediate family members of British nationals normally living in Ukraine.
  • You should call +44 (0) 300 3032785 for assistance before applying. Lines are open Monday – Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-5.30pm.

The situation in Ukraine may be traumatic for family members, friends and those currently in living in Wales.

The CALL (Community Advice & Listening Line) Mental Health helpline is available 24 hours a day to listen and provide support. Call 0800 132737 or text ‘Help’ to 81066.

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