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Every one of us wants to help now. How? You can find out here!

#jetzthelfen is a place where all offers of help for the people in Ukraine are collected, so that you can see at a glance how, when, where and with what you can support concretely. We do research, collect information, take notes and mediate. #jetzthelfen is for everyone who wants to help now or has concrete offers of help.

Here's how you can help:

INTERNATIONAL

  • ukrainenow – UkraineNow is an NPO that arranges beds and free rooms. Here you can register to provide refugees with accomodation.
  • host4ukraine – Host4ukraine is an international platform for finding free accomodation. Here you can register to provide refugees with accomodation.
  • Airbnb – Make your apartment available via Airbnb for refugees, costs are borne by Airbnb.
  • hostasister – Host a Sister is a Facebook group for arranging accommodation exclusively by women for women.
  • Numastays – Free accomodation for refugees fleeing Ukraine in nine European cities.

NATIONWIDE

  • Unterkunft-ukraine.de – Platform organized by the Elinor network on which accommodation needs and offers can be registered.
  • Wunderflats – Make your room, apartment or house temporarily available for Ukrainian refugees. 
  • Immobilienscout24 – On the well-known platform, apartments can be registered, but refugees can also look for accommodation.

LOCAL

  • Albratros – Albatros, an operator of refugee accommodation, is looking for volunteers to set up further accommodation for war refugees in Berlin.
  • LinXXnet – LinXXnet is is a platform for people from Leipzig who want to offer support and accommodation.
  • Zukunft Wohnen Bremen – Zukunft Wohnen Bremen makes it possible to find beds and free rooms. Here you can register to provide a room for refugees in the Bremen area.
  • Stadt Bonn – The city of Bonn arranges local accommodation for refugees from the Ukraine.
  • Helpbus eV – The Cologne-based company Pinkbus organizes bus transport with Helpbus to bring refugees from the Ukraine to Germany.
  • Deutsche Bahn – Free transport for Ukrainian refugees with Deutsche Bahn trains from Poland towards Germany. 
  • Flixbus – Flixbus offers free rides from Przemyśl, Rzeszów and Bucharest to Germany.
  • Voices of Children – The non-profit foundation Voices of Children supports children affected by the war in eastern Ukraine. They offer the children psychological and psychosocial support. This helps them to overcome the consequences of the armed conflict and to develop. 
  • Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe – Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe works with the partner organization Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HiA), which distributes food and hygiene items to refugees within Ukraine.
  • UNICEF – As a UN children’s charity, they stand by the children in Ukraine. The mission extends to Ukraine and neighboring countries. The aim is to ensure that children continue to receive protection and support in all circumstances.
  • Aktionsbündnis Katastrophenhilfe – The Aktionsbündnis Katastrophenhilfe forwards donations to one of its member organizations (Deutscher Caritasverband e.V. – Caritas international, German Red Cross e.V., Evangelical Work for Diakonie and Development e.V. – Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, German Committee for UNICEF e.V.).
  • Red Cross Ukraine – Donations for the financial support of the Ukrainian Red Cross.
  • World Central Kitchen – WCK is on the front lines, delivering meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises. They build resilient food systems with locally-led solutions.
  • Caritas International – Caritas Ukraine has been preparing for war for weeks and can now act quickly and in a targeted manner. Caritas is active at 37 locations in Ukraine and thousands of employees and volunteers provide survival aid for war refugees day and night, provided that the local security situation allows it.
  • United Help Ukraine
  • Save the Children Ukraine – Save the Children is one of the largest independent children’s rights organization in the world and is currently raising funds to support Ukrainian children and families.
  • Nova Ukraine – A Ukraine-based non-profit organization, provides citizens with everything from baby food and toiletries to clothing and household items.
  • Doctors without Borders – Doctors withouts Borders is offering medical and humanitarian assistance, outpatient consultation hours, psychological consultations. 
  • Libereco – Libereco is organizing humanitarian emergency aid directly in Ukraine. 
  • Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft – The „Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft“ and „Aktion Deutschland Hilft“ collect donations for the people in Ukraine on a joint donation account. 
  • Ärzte der Welt eV – The goal of „Ärzte der Welt“ is to equip health stations and to rebuild state care in regions such as Ukraine. 
  • SOS Kinderdörfer – SOS Kinderdörfer is collecting donations to supports children and families in Ukraine.
  • UNO Flüchtlingshilfe eV – The UN Refugee Aid works worldwide to
    to ensure the survival of refugees and
    to give them a better future.
  • Donbas SOS – Donbas SOS is a Swiss NGO that primarily supports the civilian population in eastern Ukraine.
  • Razom for Ukraine – Razom is a non-profit Ukrainian-American human rights organization founded to support the Ukrainian people in their quest for a democratic society with dignity, justice, and human and civil rights for all.
  • Unchain Fund – Unchain is a charity project created by blockchain activists to support the people of Ukraine during this time of crisis.
  • Leavenoonebehind – With the donations, the #Leavenoonebehind initiative supports local aid organizations such as Vostok SOS and Libereco.
  • Territory of Kindness – The Territory of Good Deeds Fund was established in 2015 at the initiative of Valeriy Lopotukha to help Ukrainian armed forces and children living in the war-torn Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
  • Free Press Unlimited – Support for journalists and public access to reliable information. 
  • International Press Institute – The IPI Press Freedom Fund enables IPI to respond quickly to media freedom violations around the world.
  • The Kyiv Independent – Directly support the Kyiv Independent publication, Ukraine’s English-language media organ founded by journalists who were fired from the Kyiv Post for defending editorial independence.
  • Dioz – NGO that accept pets from Ukrainians in Poland. 
  • MitOst e.V. – MitOst has been active in Ukraine for two decades and is part of a strong decentralized network of independent initiatives, dedicated professionals and cross-industry actors active in the fields of democracy and human rights, arts and culture, (non-formal) education, media, etc.
  • Streetchild e.V. – Streetchild e.V. is now setting up emergency funds to support children in Ukraine.
  • action Medeor – The German medical aid organization collects donations for medical supplies and organizes transport to Ukraine.
  • helpukraine – help.NGO offers a central platform for registering different offers of help so that they can be coordinated collectively.
  • Pilecki Institut – The Polish culture and research institute in Berlin collects donations in kind at Pariser Platz 4A. 
  • münchner freiwillige – münchener freiwillige offer a general support platform for everyone in the Munich area.
  • 19missma – The Instagram account @19missma coordinates donations in kind in the Hamburg area.
  • Mission Lifeline – Mission Lifeline organizes convoys with relief supplies at short notice, which are brought to the Slovakian-Ukrainian border and actively support people there who want to flee to Germany. 
  • Ukrainer in Karlsruhe – Ukrainer in Karlsruhe coordinate monetary and material donations in the Karlsruhe area.
  • Ukraine Hilfe Berlin eV – Ukraine Hilfe Berlin eV coordinate monetary and material donations in the Berlin area.
  • Hoffnungstaler Stiftung Lobetal – The Hoffnungstaler Stiftung Lobetal coordinates monetary and material donations in the Lobetal area.
  • Ukrainehilfe Breitscheid – Ukrainehilfe Breitscheid coordinates monetary and material donations in the Breitscheid area.
  • foodforfreedom – #foodforfreedom is cooking at least 6,000 food rations for people in Ukraine this weekend. These are brought inland by a partner. Short-term support with financial or food donations in Berlin possible!
  • hanseatic help e.V.  – The hanseatic help e.V. asks for listed donations in kind to be handed in at the association office in Hamburg.
  • Ukraine-Moldavien-Hilfe e.V. – Ukraine-Moldavien-Hilfe e.V. collect relief supplies for the people who had to flee the war zones.
  • Deutsche Bahn Schienen Brücke – We transport your company’s/association’s donations to where they are most needed. Simply contact our hotline: 030/720220640 or send an email to bahnenbruecke-ukraine@deutschebahn.com / Collection points in Munich, Hanover and Cologne.
  • education4peace – Collect donations in kind and money for educational materials. They are also supported by beyounic GmbH, whose proceeds from T-shirts sold go to the organization.
  • Come Back Alive – A Ukrainian organization that works directly with the leadership and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal cameras, night vision devices, medical wound dressings, etc.
  • Sunflower of Peace – Sunflower of Peace has an official fundraiser to prepare medical tactical first aid backpacks for frontline paramedics and doctors.
  • Army SOS – This organization takes care of purchasing the necessary goods for soldiers and support forces, including ammunition, shields, communication and reconnaissance equipment, etc., and delivers all goods directly.
  • Phoenix Wings – Non-profit organization that provides appropriate equipment and uniforms, necessary treatment for wounded soldiers, and restoration of buildings used by the Army.
  • Vostok SOS – A Ukrainian organization that raises funds for various army needs.
  • Ukrainian Nation Bank – The National Bank of Ukraine has a war fund to which you can donate directly.
  • The Female Company – Sends organic pads to Ukraine for you once a week.
  • The Siss Bliss – Stand with Ukraine Bracelets, all sales are donated. 
  • Karls-Shop – Solidarity products such as soap, chocolate, sweets, 100% of the sales proceeds are donated.
  • beyounic – beyounic GmbH supports education4peace with the proceeds from the sale of t-shirts that you can design yourself.
  • ukrainehelpberlin – Provides information for volunteers and Ukrainians who need help.
  • Razom for Ukraine – Razom is a non-profit Ukrainian-American human rights organization founded to support the Ukrainian people in their quest for a democratic society with dignity, justice, and human and civil rights for all. Find general information on how to help on their website.
  • Bundled information – for help in Poland.
  • How to Help Ukraine – Collection of information on help options in other countries as well.
  • berlin.de – The city of Berlin has published information on entry, accommodation and registration, stay in Berlin and Corona test and vaccination offers.
  • Polish offers of help – This Google Maps map aggregates information about offers of help in Poland.
  • Time for UkraineTime for Ukraine is a platform that brings locals and Ukrainian refugees together.
  • Workeer – Workeer is the largest job exchange for job-seeking refugees and interested employers.
  • Jobaidukraine – Jobaidukraine offers a platform that brings together job-seeking refugees and job-offering companies to give prospects for integration.
  • UAtalents – UAtalents connects employers with people from Ukraine who are looking for a job in the EU or remotely.
  • Ukrainian Tech Collective – The Ukraine Tech Collective (UTC) matches international software developers with job vacancies left by Ukrainian software engineers called on to defend their country from Russian invasion.
  • Information on legal Procedures for Germany – Find all legal information on the German asylum process. 
  • Netwerk Berlin Hilft – Netzwerk Berlin Hilft answers many legal questions about residence, social benefits and more.
  • Refugee Law Clinic – The Refugee Law Clinic Berlin e.V. is a student association at the Humboldt University in Berlin and offers free and independent legal advice for refugees in Berlin.
  • krisenchat – Krisenchat enables children and young people in crisis situations to be offered low-threshold, professional digital help. With crisis chat, qualified volunteers from the fields of psychology, psychotherapy and social education offer an anonymous contact point. The chat is available 24/7. Crisis chat is looking for volunteer psychologists.
  • Les Migras – Psychological consultation hours in Ukrainian and Russian.
  • Telefonseelsorge – Telephone counseling for anyone who needs someone to talk to. Call: 0800 1110111 or 0800 1110222
  • Nummer gegen Kummer – Nummer gegen Kummer is a contact point for telephone pastoral care. Call: 116111
  • BARMER – BARMER offers a contact point for people who need advice on how to deal with worries and fears in such a situation. Experts provide appropriate tips around the clock. The hotline is free and available to all citizens on 0800 84 84 111.

Food (perishable and ready to eat)
Canned meat (ready to eat cold/warm)
Instant soups
Baby food (dry)
Baby pre-milk including bottles

Other:
Sleeping bags / winter
thermal mats
Thermal underwear m/w
Thermal flasks
Thermal blankets
Thermal socks, stockings, tights, etc.
Power banks
Flashlights with rechargeable batteries
Hygiene items (tampons, sanitary towels, soap – solid, toothpaste, toothbrush, wet wipes, etc.)
Hygiene items in general and specifically for children such as diapers
Baby diapers
Power generators
Sports bags and backpacks
Foils for gluing broken windows
Bandages
Band Aid
Disposable gloves
Disinfectant
FFP2 masks
Warm clothing

You know of other initiatives and offers of help?

If you have information about other offers or would like to offer help, contact us and we will add it to the #jetzthelfen platform.

    About #jetzthelfen

    We awoke from a state of shock at the end of February … from a swoon … restless nights lay behind us, spent in front of news tickers and special broadcasts. We find it hard to grasp and even harder to bear what is happening around us right now. This inexplicability must be endured. And that makes us so incredibly angry and deeply sad.

    What we are experiencing right now is a turning point in time, an epochal break. The world is no longer what it was just a few days ago. Everything is different now. This feeling hurts. This feeling of being at the mercy of others.

    We know it’s Putin’s war alone. Putin’s attack on democracy, on humanity. This cruel act of evil, of a tyrant and despiser of humanity, this terrible war against the civilian population in Ukraine shakes people around the globe.

    Since then, we in the hy team have been moving even closer together, strengthening each other and drawing new strength together. Strength and motivation to help the affected people in Ukraine, our friends, colleagues and neighbors.

    After very emotional discussions in our start-in-the-week round with the entire team, it was clear to us that a „back-to-business“, „back-to-normal“ is impossible, psychologically unbearable. That’s when the idea came up to use our expertise, our network, to help quickly and without complications. Without a lot of words, directly follow up with deeds.

    We don’t reinvent the wheel, but bring together the many countless, great initiatives that already exist or are currently being created here in Germany and give them visibility and reach so that they can act and help quickly and easily – and prevent them from being lost in the flood of information in the social media. #jetzthelfen provides a permanent place that makes all initiatives and relief efforts visible. For everyone who wants to help now.

    #jetzthelfen is a personal heartfelt contribution of our team and we are grateful that our management supports us and gives us the space to do so.

    Anyone who wants to join in and contribute, in any way, is welcome – get in touch with questions, ideas and suggestions via info@jetzt-helfen.com.

    Charlotte, Danny, David, Julian, Julius and Sophie