As we watch the horrific events occurring in Ukraine, our thoughts are with our mediator colleagues with whom we have been networking over the past couple of years. The day before Russia attacked Ukraine, we were Zooming with our Ukrainian colleagues, planning another joint education and networking session. These conversations have been postponed. Svitlana Stadnyk, Chair of the Association of Family Mediators of Ukraine, who lives in Kyiv, just sent a message that she and her family are in western Ukraine, having escaped the place they initially evacuated to because “it got dangerous, it’s safer here.”
Like many, we have been searching for ways we can help our colleagues, friends and fellow citizens of the world caught up in this horrific war and its burgeoning humanitarian crisis. Here are a few resources and suggestions of ways you can help.
Razom’s mission is to foster Ukrainian democracy and civil society through a global network of experts and organizations supporting democracy activists and human rights advocates throughout Ukraine.
They maintain a relentless focus on the needs on the ground in Ukraine to increase civic engagement and amplify voices from Ukraine in conversations in the United States. Razom’s list of suggested ways to help in Ukraine can be found here.
Ukrainians of Colorado is a non-profit organization formed to unite and preserve Ukrainian heritage. Their Facebook page lists events happening throughout the state.
Support Ukraine NOW describes ways that persons from other countries can help Ukraine, including identifying charitable organizations and sources of reliable news.
TheMAC stands with Ukraine!