Humanitarian aid to Ukraine 

​​​​​​​​The European Committee of the Regions is in touch with our Ukrainian partners to receive requests for help directly from Ukrainian cities and regional centres. 

The information below refers to the ways donations can be made to Ukraine, as well as to the initiatives launched by the CoR members with that purpose. 

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Requests from Ukrainian local and regional authorities

  • The Ukrainian Association of District and Regional Councils sent a request on behalf of a large list of district centres.
  • The office of Mr. Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv, indicated the Charity Fund "Kyiv of the Future", as source of social assistance (bank details here). You can also send humanitarian aid (list of requested goods is available here) directly to a coordination point in the Kyiv administration.
  • The Mayor of Nikopol addressed a request for the following supplies . The following bank details and further contacts were provided to support the Nikopol Regional Charitable Fund "Nikopol's Children".
  • The city of Kharkiv shared a list of construction and transport materials; it also shared a list of priority equipment needed to maintain the heating, water and sewerage networks. The city council's Department for Cooperation with International Agencies and Financial Institutions finally distributed a presentation​ to substantiate such needs.​
  • Deputy of the Ovidiopol settlement council of the Odesa region, volunteer Vitalina Kolesnyk, requests for humanitarian aid for the children of the community and equipment for elderly people with reduced mobility. ​Request details at the link.

For all the above requests, please send an email to SupportUkraine@cor.europa.eu for further contact details to arrange delivery.


Request from the Ukrainian diplomatic missions in Brussels

The Ukrainian Mission to the EU shared a list of humanitarian assistance of needed items. Please reach out to the Ukrainian embassy in your country to arrange the delivery.

The Ukrainian Embassy in Brussels is calling for a list of humanitarian aid supplies.


Donate and help via other channels

Partner organisations

EaP Civil Society Forum: The EaP CSF Secretariat is regularly updating a verified list of charities and platforms/NGOs, which provide diverse humanitarian or other support to the people of Ukraine.

The Assembly of European Regions (AER) is coordinating with organisations in Ukraine and the EU to provide humanitarian relief. More information can be found here .

Initiatives by CoR members and other EU cities and regions

Belgium
  • Association ADR-Vlaanderen launched a call to support Ukrainian villages. Read more here .
  • ​Ghent: €50,000 in emergency aid.
Croatia
  • Zagreb: Supported by the EU-funded Connection project, led by Eurocities, Zagreb is spending. €50,000 on translation and interpretation services, food and shelter, jobs-searching and requalification.
France
  • As announced at the CoR Summit in Marseille, our long term partners Agency for technical cooperation and development - ACTED with the support of the President of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Renaud Muselier, have set up a mechanism to gather humanitarian aid for Ukrainians fleeing the war through several hubs around France, and are shipping it directly to Poland ( www.acted.org/en/humanitarian-convoys-for-ukraine)". See here the list of needs​​ .
  • The city of Marly (France) helps Ukrainians from Drohobytch thanks to its sister-city in Poland. Read the press release. ​
  • Auvergne Rhône-Alpes: The region has released €300,000 for civil-society organisations already working on the ground.
  • Les Bouches-Du-Rhône: The town has sent €100,000 to the Red Cross to help refugees and internally displaced people.
  • Lille: It has an emergency fund for refugees, totalling €100,000.
  • ParisThe French capital is providing €1 million in support to civil society organisations to support the people of Ukraine.
  • Rennes: Plans to provide €80,000 in material support to humanitarian organisations.
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comté: The regional Council allocated 300,000€ to the French external action fund of the local authorities, to support Ukrainians. Additionally, emergency aid, camp beds, sleeping bags and other support was sent to NGO Acted and partner regions such as the Opole Voivodeship (Poland) and Central Bohemia (Czech Republic) and the region engages to rebuild an orphanage in the Ukrainian Oblast of Ivano-Frankivsk.​

Latvia

Lithuania

  • Arnoldas Abramavičius (LT/EPP), and his municipality Zarasai (LT) offered two trucks of humanitarian aid to Ukrainian municipality Chemerivtsi. More information and pictures are published here: zarasai.lt . Their cooperation started under pilot peer-to-peer project implemented by the CoR in 20218-2019 with the support of "U-LEAD with Europe" programme. ​

Polan​d

  • Podkarpackie Region together with the Podkarpackie Association of Subnational Government launched a campaign aimed at supporting the emergency services in their partner regions i​ncluding Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia and Ternopil. The appeal for help includes the list of the most needed equipment.​
  • We help Ukraine": the city of Gdansk gathers requests for help and matches them with offers from individuals and organisations via a dedicated website https://ukraina.gdanskpomaga.pl "
  • Region of Warmińsko-Mazurskie, at the initiative of M​arshal Gustaw Marek Brzezin (PL/EPP), aims humanitarian aid at its partner Rivne Region in Western Ukraine. If any CoR member or local/regional entity would like to join those activities and direct their support to Rivne, please sent an email to: dwm@warmia.mazury.pl 
  • ​Marshal Cezary Przybylski (ECR/PL) of Lower Silesia launched International Humanitarian Aid Hub in Wrocław to help Ukraine DOLNY ŚLĄSK > RBWD > Aktualności (dolnyslask.pl)

Romania

  • In Romania, Timișoara City Hall, civil society, religious communities, local entrepreneurs and volunteers have united their forces to help Ukrainian citizens fleeing from the war: https://timisoarapentruucra​ina.ro/en/
  • Maramureș County (Romania) helps Ukrainian refugees. Read the letter​

Others

More CoR EPP Members who are welcoming refugees and sending various forms of aid to Ukraine are sharing their initiatives on this page. The list is being constantly updated (contact information are available on the bottom of the page).

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This Info-Support Hub is an initiative led by the CoR Working Group on Ukraine for EU local/regional authorities and territorial stakeholders offering information, support and advocacy.​​​

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