On February 24, 2022, at 5am Kyiv time, Ukrainian cities woke up with the most terrifying alarm clock – the sounds of the massive bombing. This was it – Russia had escalated a full-scale war against Ukraine.
Since then, Ukrainian Global Shapers
have united forces with the global community of 14,000 members to consolidate all efforts in addressing the war in Ukraine. Today, the initiative SupportUkraineNow
(SUN) by Global Shapers has grown into the most comprehensive guide on how foreigners can help Ukraine. Overall, over the first month of war the SUN had reached 500k visitors and processed 1000+ requests.
It is a resource to help with:
1. Donating to official funds
2. Joining a protest in your city, influence your authorities, spread the word on social media
3. Sending humanitarian help to Ukraine
4. Joining the foreign legion
5. Hosting Ukrainian refugees, and helping them locally: humanitarian help, legal aid, emotional support
6. Hiring Ukrainians
And behind the scenes, the SUN team works on the coordination of foreign help and volunteers. As of now, we’ve developed a requests support team, legal aid team, humanitarian aid coordination, and fund verification team.
After the month of war we received numerous offers to help, donate and connect us with suppliers of medical products or protective gear. On the other hand, we process a lot of requests for urgent aid in Ukraine. With this collective, we are aiming to procure and supply humanitarian aid directly via our Global Shapers Hubs in Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa and Kharkiv.