For anyone who has been looking for charities and fundraisers to donate to in order to support #AfricansInUkraine, we are gathering resources found so far and listing them on this page.
When the Russo-Ukrainian war broke out, a collective of organizations and individuals (including Black Ladies Talk Arbeid , Sonaaar, Omek, Fairuz Sewbaks) around Europe and at the border came together to support the Afro students who were stuck at the border or fleeing from the war.
After collecting supply donations, they now need to transport all these donations to the people who urgently need them at the border.
They need help to raise 10,000 Euro to help with the transportation costs (i.e., rental, fuel, food, and lodging for those traveling to the border, etc...)
Two ways you can donate:
Sonaaar’s GoFundMe donation drive
Black Ladies Talk Arbeid
Paypal - https://lnkd.in/gMp3PP3t
NL23 KNAB 0416 7806 52
Support Ukrainian and ethnic minority migrants fleeing Ukraine. Sonaaar joined forces with many grassroots organisers coordinating emergency relief for the Ukrainian and ethnic minority communities (transportation to borders, sustenance and accommodation for those in-transit). NGO The Ubele Initiative acts as financial steward for funds raised.
Contact: Giselle Frederick
BLACK WOMEN FOR BLACK LIVES
Support Black people, especially students, fleeing Ukraine.
Contacts: Tokunbo Koiki, Patricia Daley, Korrine Sky
IOM - UN MIGRATION
IOM is part of the UN system and has been helping African governments repatriate their nationals from Ukraine
MISSION LIFELINE INTERNATIONAL
Mission Lifeline has sent small convoys to the Slovak-Ukrainian border to support people, help them get across, and then bring them back to Germany. This NGO usually rescues migrants from the Mediterranean Sea, a lot of them from Africa.
The African Student Association (Norway), Manifold, and Salam joined forces to support the refugees of color to escape Ukraine and get further support.
Contact: Rahwa Tilahun Yohaness
SUPPORT BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE FLEEING WAR IN UKRAINE
Coalition of six organizations, based in Poland and created by people of African descent, Black and Brown and queer people, and their allies. Strategic decisions about how to use the funds that are kindly donated are made collectively by the Black is Polish Collective, the Association of Multiethnic Families, and CIS, all of which are founded by and run by women of color, with support from the FSD, the Antiracism Lab and new visions. The fundraiser is being administered by the Foundation for Social Diversity (FSD), an organization founded in 2007 which has extensive experience with managing large projects funded by the EU and other international organizations.
OMEK CURATED RESOURCE LIST
For Afro Students & BIPOC
Unfortunately, even in these times there have been reports of people being treated differently because of their origin. As a community-focused group, Omek has decided to do what it can to support groups and people trying to help our brothers and sisters who have been overwhelmed, and do not have as much support or resources.