Support for Ukraine
East Herts Council stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and have pledged our support of any government coordinated activity to help refugees.
How you can help
At the moment, the best way to provide humanitarian help for the people of Ukraine is through financial donations to organisations with a presence in the region. This is a more efficient and effective way to support those in need than physical donations, given the complexities and time it can take to physically transport supplies.
A number of charities have launched appeals:
- The British Red Cross – Ukraine Crisis Appeal | British Red Cross
- The UNHCR refugee agency – Donate to UK for UNHCR
- UNICEF - Donate online - Unicef UK
- The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain - Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal
- Save the Children - Ukraine Appeal | Donate | Save the Children UK
The Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator have urged to 'give safely' to registered charities supporting those affected in Ukraine. To ensure the credibility of UK charities, please visit central government’s charity register.
Homes for Ukraine Programme
The UK Government has now launched its Homes for Ukraine programme - enabling UK residents to volunteer accommodation for Ukrainian refugees.
It will enable individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to volunteer accommodation and provide a route to safety for Ukrainians, and their immediate family members, forced to escape their homeland.
If you have a residential spare room or separate self-contained accommodation that is unoccupied, then please come forward. The accommodation must be available for at least 6 months, fit for people to live in, and suitable for the number of people to be accommodated.
Further details on types of suitable accommodation can be found in the Government's FAQs and more details on the programme can found on the Homes for Ukraine website.
Support available to you
If you have friends and family in Ukraine and need information or support about what is happening, please contact the Ukrainian Embassy.
For information from central government, including travel advice, see the latest government information and advice on the situation in Ukraine.