Labour Councillors understand we must all have felt a sense of helplessness whilst watching the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine unfold in recent days, following the illegal invasion by Vladimir Putin.
However, if you wish to help people suffering in Ukraine and fleeing the country, there are local and international charities you can support.
There are a number of local charities providing direct support to new arrivals in the city from many countries affected by war, such as Voices in Exile, Refugee Radio, Thousand41000, and the Hummingbird Project.
You can find out about other groups supporting refugees in Brighton & Hove and further afield through the local City of Sanctuary group, Sanctuary on Sea, and their directory of resources for refugees and migrants in Brighton & Hove.
A range of national and international charities have also launched appeals. If you’d like to help, the most effective action you can take is to make a financial donation to one of the following charities. Any amount you can give will go a long way to helping those in need.
- Save the Children
- International Rescue Committee
- International Committee of the Red Cross
- British Red Cross
- Choose Love
- British Ukranian Aid
- Association of Ukranians in Great Britain (AUGB)
- With Ukraine Global Support Fund
- CARE International UK
- World Vision
Tonight (Thursday 3 March) the Brighton Centre is being lit up in blue and yellow in support of Ukraine, and there is also a ‘Brighton Together with Ukraine’ march taking place at 5pm.
The Brighton & Hove Interfaith Contact Group are holding a peace vigil honouring all those caught up in the Ukraine crisis.
The vigil is taking place between 8pm and 9pm on Sunday 6 March Hove Methodist Church, Portland Road, Hove BN3 5DR. Everyone welcome, for all or part of the hour.