Since announcing our intention on to help on the Ukraine border, many generous people have donated to our fundraiser and many have offered to help.
Four of our most experienced people will arrive on 10 March and then we will begin our needs assessment. We expect to start delivering our aid with dignity within a few days of arriving as more of our team arrive.
We have been offered a lot of material support but have been making the point that financial donations enable us to provide what is actually needed, but, just as crucially, when it’s needed. In a crisis like this we need to be agile and support local organisations.
We have also been spending a lot of time talking to our colleagues on the ground there to try and understand the situation. It is clear that the bordering governments and civil society groups have quickly mobilised a strong response but there are gaps and the situation is changing daily.
We are going to be busy.
You can donate on our site or on our Justgiving campaign page here: