More Than 3.7 Million Ukrainian Refugees Have Fled the Country. Here's How to Help

Day by day, Ukrainians continue to leave their homes and their country in search of safety. Here are trusted organizations you can support in order to help.

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Refugees from Ukraine represent the biggest displacement of Europeans since World War II.

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Millions of Ukrainian refugees have fled their homes due to Russia's war in Ukraine. As of Thursday, more than 3.7 million Ukrainians have left the country in search of safety in neighboring countries, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR reports. 

More than 2 million Ukrainian refugees have entered Poland, while the rest have mostly gone to Romania, Moldova, Hungary and Slovakia. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US ambassador to the UN, has warned that the war could create as many as 5 million refugees

CNET has created a list of organizations offering aid during this crisis.  

Note: We created this list from evaluations on Charity Navigator, which rates charities based on their financial health, accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator has assigned a "Give With Confidence" designation to the organizations listed below. Before you donate, you want to make sure that a given charity aligns with your values and that the donation is being used in ways you'd like. For more information, see our guide on how to vet a charity.


Americares is providing medicine, medical supplies, emergency funding and medical professionals to help families in Ukraine.

(Ranked 97.87/100 on Charity Navigator.)


Global Giving is providing water, food and shelter to refugees within Ukraine and in surrounding countries.

(Ranked 96.66/100 on Charity Navigator.)

Hope for Ukraine

Hope for Ukraine is accepting donations to help citizens of Ukraine with basic necessities.

(Ranked 90/100 on Charity Navigator.)

Project Hope

Project Hope is sending medicine, supplies and aid to families in Ukraine. 

(Ranked 82.09/100 on Charity Navigator.)

Save the Children

Save the Children is delivering humanitarian aid. Donations go toward items such as food, blankets and face masks.

(Ranked 91.82/100 on Charity Navigator.)


UNICEF USA is on the ground providing assistance to children in Ukraine. Donations go toward water, nutrition, health care, education and protection.

(Ranked 89.18/100 on Charity Navigator.)

World Help

World Help is providing food, water and other necessities to families in Ukraine.

(Ranked 82.6/100 on Charity Navigator.)