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War in Ukraine: how to help Ukrainians from France?

Publié le 10 mars 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

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Financial donations, material donations, reception of refugees... How can the French help Ukrainians who remain or refugees in border countries? What are the specific needs? Where can I make financial or material donations? Where can I find out about hosting refugees? Service-Public.fr provides an update on arrangements in place since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine.

Donate money

French Red Cross

The French Red Cross Calls for financial donations in support of the Ukrainian Red Cross, the International Committee of the Red Cross and all the Red Cross businesses operating in neighbouring countries to help all the populations affected by the conflict.

You can donate:

  • by credit card or Paypal on the French Red Cross
  • or by check to: « French Red Cross - Conflict Ukraine 2022 » to: French Red Cross, CS 2011 - 59895 Lille cedex
  • For information about donations: call 09 70 82 05 05.

Care International

Humanitarian NGO Care International proposes a emergency donation form to Ukraine to provide emergency assistance to populations and refugees.

NGO ACTED

French NGO ACTED organises humanitarian convoys to Ukraine, where it distributes food aid and basic supplies to refugees.

Unicef

UNICEF urgently needs funding to respond quickly to the basic needs of children and alleviate their suffering in order to provide them with access to water, health care, education and protection. To donation on Unicef.fr .

United Nations Refugee Agency

This UN agency works for refugees around the world. UNHCR has declared a level 3 emergency for the crisis in Ukraine, the highest level. Already present on the ground in Ukraine, UNHCR has stepped up its operations in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to bring resources, personnel and relief items to the country to help Ukrainian families who have fled to neighbouring countries.

To support it, you can donate:

  • by credit card or Paypal transfer on the website Donner.unhcr.org
  • by check to the order "UNHCR - The United Nations Refugee Agency" to be sent to the address UNHCR - The United Nations Refugee Agency, 226 boulevard Voltaire, 75011 Paris.

France-Ukraine Medical and Charitable Aid

Created in 2014, the French-Ukrainian Medical Aid and Charity Association provides humanitarian aid convoys, care for the injured, exchange of medical know-how, psychological help and organise holiday camps for orphaned children.

To support it, you can donate:

  • by credit card on site HelloAsso ;
  • by check payable to AMC FRANCE-UKRAINE to be sent to AMC France-Ukraine, 17 rue Saint-Exupery, 78470 Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse.
  • by transfer to the association's account: Download our RIB . Please send us your details or Kbis to: amc@ukr.fr with the title "Receipt for Transfer".

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders teams are present in countries bordering Ukraine and seek to bring in medical equipment and personnel. Inside the country, the teams are putting in place an emergency response mechanism to respond to the conflict-affected populations in the most affected areas.

You can donate to emergency fund .

The Rescue

Since its creation in 1945, the Secours Populaire has been providing assistance to people who are victims of poverty, poverty, natural disasters and conflicts in France and on all continents.

People's Rescue calls for emergency donations to Ukraine .

The Fondation de France

Foundation of France launches call for generosity to support the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the conflict. In particular, it will help local associations in Poland and Romania to support families forced to leave the country.

You can also consult the list of associations and NGOs mobilised on the website Ukraine Support ”.

Medical Aid Committee Ukraine

The Medical Aid Committee Ukraine participates in the reception of refugees in transit in the west of the country, and collects funds, medicines and equipment for accommodation and care via its French partners, the SAFE association and the FONDEMOS organisation.

IWantToHelp.gov.fr is the public platform for volunteering, proposed by the Civic Reserve. It connects those who want to act in the public interest with associations, public institutions and communities that need volunteers. Volunteer missions are open to anyone over the age of 16 who resides in France, without any nationality condition. Discover a selection of missions with the most urgent volunteer needs to deal with the situation on the dedicated page Ukraine's Movement .

Food Banks

To respond to the emergency, the European Network of Food Banks coordinates and deploys logistical and food aid to the refugee populations at Ukraine's borders. In the context of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, French Food Banks, together with the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA), are coordinating a emergency assistance to be provided at Ukraine's borders, in border countries hosting refugees.

You can make your financial donations online secure platform .

Make a donation

You can also donate essentials, medical supplies and medicines. Many associations and communities have launched a campaign to help Ukrainians who have stayed or are refugees in neighbouring countries. The needs are specific, it is useful to consult the lists of essential products. NGOs recommend favouring hygiene products, health products or even food preserves.

The Civil Protection and the Association of Mayors of France have established a list (camp beds, sleeping bags, wipes, preserves, hemostatic dressings, antiseptic solutions ...) The Association of Mayors of France has drawn up the collection places throughout France. French Mayors call for solidarity with Ukraine . Many cities in France organise collections of basic necessities. Check your local website for collection times and places. You can use the listed town halls on the directory of the administration of Service-Public.fr.

France-Ukraine Medical and Charity Aid has made an urgent appeal to French hospitals, companies and administrations to collect medical supplies and medicines and send them to Ukraine. She put up a precise list of urgent needs . Donations are offered on a online form .

Welcoming refugees

You can contact your local authority or the associations of assistance to people in difficulty (Red Cross, Catholic Relief...).

The official platform « I'm committed to Ukraine » launched on March 8, 2022 by the government is intended to accompany French citizens wishing to host refugees and refugees in France.

To do this, you must complete an online form, accessible in the "Register" section. You will then be contacted by an association located near you.

This platform allows citizens to engage in community projects throughout France and allows associations to recruit volunteers to help them carry out their missions.

In addition, the Minister of the Interior asked the Prefects to organise coordination and the census in each department of the possibilities of assistance to the displaced Ukrainians.

Associations, foundations, companies and local authorities may use this online form to inform their accommodation capacity.

  FYI : Ukrainian refugees will be able to stay for 90 days in the Schengen area and thus in France. In information for Ukrainian nationals , the Ministry of the Interior clarified that Ukrainians holding biometric passports do not need visas and can stay up to 90 days after entering the Schengen area. Ukrainians without biometric passports must have a visa to stay in France, which will be issued free of charge at one of the consular posts of the neighbouring states of Ukraine. Beyond this 90-day deadline, refugees from Ukraine will have to contact the prefecture of the place of arrival.

On 2 March 2022, in an unprecedented move, the European Commission proposed to activate the European Directive on « temporary protection » to quickly help anyone fleeing the war in Ukraine. This text, adopted in 2001, had never been implemented. Under certain conditions, it provides for temporary protection with specific rights in the event of a mass influx of refugees into the European Union (EU).

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