National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is shocked and horrified by the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces and subsequent humanitarian crisis. We have compiled information and resources as you and NCJW Sections look for ways to be in solidarity with those impacted by this ongoing conflict.
Educate: Learn more about what’s happening in Ukraine via trusted partners like HIAS.
Advocate: NCJW joined a letter in February requesting an immediate 18-month designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukraine, which allows people from Ukraine to live and work in the United States while conditions in their home country make safe return impossible. We applaud the Biden administration for granting this request on March 3! Say thanks on social media:
- Thank you @SecMayorkas and @POTUS for designating #TPS4Ukraine https://bit.ly/UkraineTPSLetter
You can also make an emergency donation through our close partners at HIAS, an organization that assists refugees wherever they are. They have been on the ground in Ukraine and in neighboring countries, and are uniquely situated to make a difference – particularly for women and children.
Other refugee resettlement organizations helping to mitigate the crisis in Ukraine include Church World Service.
Donate: If you are able, consider making donations to the below organizations as an individual to support the people of Ukraine.
USAID also has a list of organizations responding in Ukraine to whom you can donate: https://www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/ukraine-crisis/. In addition, Jewish and Israeli organizations are on the ground in Ukraine, working to deliver funds, food, medical supplies, psychological support, and other much-needed supplies and services to the people of Ukraine, including those who have fled their homes, those who can’t escape, and those who have chosen to remain. Consider donating to these organizations, or volunteering your time and supplies as requested.