For what feels like much longer than a few weeks, the InMoment team has watched along with everyone else the horrific events unfolding in Ukraine. The sudden, unprovoked invasion has exacted an unimaginable toll of pain and suffering, and our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people as they contend with the largest military conflict in Europe since World War II.
Some of our team members have family and loved ones who either hail from, are fleeing, or staying in Ukraine, and we imagine a fair few of you readers do as well.
Though these are uncertain times, especially for the people of Ukraine, we take heart and inspiration from the Ukrainian people’s courage. The news has been heavy with headlines about casualties, but amid all of it, there have been countless stories of hope and heroism.
Whether it’s ferrying injured pets to the Polish border, young couples taking up arms right after tying the knot, or border countries housing refugees, the Ukrainian people and their allies have displayed courage, honor, and resolve that we believe sets a powerful example for the rest of us.
It may feel like there’s nothing that those of us outside of Ukraine can do to make a difference, but that’s not the case. In fact, there are a variety of resources and charities you can contribute to to help:
- Voices of Children
- Sunflower of Peace
As of writing, at least three million civilians have fled Ukraine ahead of the Russian invasion. UNCHR is dedicated to helping those civilians find their way to safety, and to ensuring their wellbeing along the way. Donations are always appreciated and can be made here.
2. Voices of Children
As its name implies, Voices of Children is a charity that aims to help kids affected by war. The charity provides psychosocial and psychological assistance to children whose lives have been disrupted by conflicts all over the globe, and stands ready to channel any donations toward that goal.
3. Sunflower of Peace
Whereas the other charities mentioned here focus primarily on families and children, Sunflower of Peace aims to provide doctors and healthcare professionals with the resources they need to make a difference in Ukraine. Any contributions are greatly appreciated and can be made here.
What Lies Ahead
It’s difficult to know what the future holds for the people of Ukraine, but InMoment stands with the Ukrainian people and extends its wishes for safety to everyone in that sovereign nation in the weeks, months, and years ahead. In the meantime, please give what you can spare to these or other charities, and together we can make a difference for a people in need.