At Neighbourhood Watch we are deeply saddened by the plight the Ukrainian people find themselves in by being invaded by Russia.
Since the escalation of fighting in Ukraine, Red Cross teams both inside Ukraine and in bordering countries have been supporting people wherever possible. To date, Ukrainian Red Cross volunteers have distributed 30,000 food and hygiene parcels and helping evacuate people with disabilities. Teams have also provided first aid training to 1,000 people in metro stations and bomb shelters, and are supporting fire fighters, medical and civil protection units. In just a few days, more than 500,000 people have left Ukraine due to the conflict, with even more currently displaced from their homes within the country.
Red Cross teams in bordering countries including Poland, Moldova, Slovakia, and Romania have been preparing to support people on arrival in each country. To help the Ukrainian people we encourage our supporters to raise funds amongst their communities and donate to Red Cross. As the security situation allows, the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will continue to respond to existing and emerging humanitarian needs.
Your donation could help someone affected get:
• first aid
• warm clothes
Donations can be made here through their website: https://www.redcross.org.uk