The Center for Global Engagement is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine. CGE is in regular contact with our students from both the Ukraine and Russia, providing support, resources and encouraging them to work with TU CAPS and other university services.
Some of the international students most directly affected by current world events have requested privacy at this time.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of organizations that are needing support right now:
- MDF (Media Development Foundation) in consortium with other organizations has started this fundraiser to support independent media in Ukraine and keep them going. Support is allocated based on the urgency of needs and distributed proportionally. Learn more here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/keep-ukraines-media-going
- UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. Currently, UNICEF is working to scale up humanitarian delivery in the east and expanding across the country is needed. Learn more here: https://www.unicefusa.org/
- Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has been working with local volunteers, organizations, health care professionals, and authorities to help people travel to health care facilities, access prescribed medications, and to raise awareness about common health challenges. They are currently mobilizing staff and resources, preparing medical kids for rapid dispatch, and have sent additional emergency teams to the region. Learn more here: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/countries/ukraine
- World Central Kitchen (WCK): provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. They build resilient food systems with locally-led solutions. WCK is currently working at a 24-hour pedestrian border crossing southern Poland serving hot, nourishing meals within hours of the initial invasion and are now set up at multiple border crossings. Learn more here: https://wck.org/relief/activation-chefs-for-ukraine
- Razom (“together” in Ukranian) was founded on volunteering efforts of Ukrainian Americans in NYC during the 2013-2014 Revolution Dignity in Ukraine. Razon’s goal is to unlock the potential in Ukraine. Currently, they are focused on purchasing tactical medical supplies and medical supplies needed in hospitals. They have large, active volunteer networks, and have been able to quickly build a procurement team that purchases life-saving supplies in addition to a logistic team that transports supplies from Poland to Ukraine. Learn more here: https://razomforukraine.org/razom-emergency-response/