I think it's safe to say that a lot of people are acutely aware of the developing situation in Europe. It's fucked, to put it bluntly.
Anyway, I would like to put this out there in case I am ever mistaken for some pro russian piece of human trash for including them in my work, allow me to say that I do not think russia's actions have been warranted at all. This is a needless exercise in human misery and the human cost has been tragic and horrific. I don't wish to glorify or give any
credit to the real russian federation through my work. Seeing what they've done to the people of Ukraine, I feel as if I needed to clarify this.
War's pretty when it's on the page or on the screen, but for the people on the ground it's worse than hell. Innocents don't go to hell, but in war they're ever present and under constant threat. Those people are going through something that I as a privileged american may never have to worry about.
Consider donating to any of the numerous reputable charities and organizations who are giving aid to Ukraine.
Click HERE to donate to the International Rescue Project.
The IRP is currently investigating the refugee situation in neighboring countries. When this has been done, they will be mobilizing to the region to assist refugees.
Click HERE to donate to Sunflower of Peace
SoP is a charity that assembles and distributes stocked first aid kits to Civilians, Volunteers and Soldiers who need them. A lot of these will be needed in the coming days.
Click HERE to donate to Kyiv Independent
A local news outlet based on the principles of free press and editorial independence. As a local news source, their continued work is crucial for the understanding of the conflict outside of the country.
Click HERE to donate to the International Medical Corps.
Their website proports that they're in the country and are giving medical aid to those who need it.
Slava Ukraini. Let's hope this conflict can reach a a less than nuclear conclusion soon.