Help for Refugees

The UN Refugee Agency, USA for UNHCR, is accepting donations via a restricted fund to provide emergency aid to children, women and men displaced by the violence in Ukraine.

Provide aid to refugees

If you want to learn how you can help Ukrainian refugees please contact Ukrainian Consul General Kosyantyn Vorona at

Are you a refugee in need of help? Ви біженець, якому потрібна допомога?

If you are a refugee in need of help, please click here (Ukrainian)  click here (English)

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US Department Of State

Information for Nationals of Ukraine

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/information-for-nationals-of-Ukraine.html

Last Updated: March 11, 2022

The Department of State is not offering visa services in Ukraine at this time.  We continue to encourage U.S. citizens in need of emergency assistance in Ukraine to fill out our online form.

The Department of State is sharing the information below to further clarify visa options and outline alternatives to visas that Ukrainians may consider.  It is important to note that a visa is not a viable way to achieve refugee resettlement in the United States.

U.S. Embassy in Warsaw

IMPORTANT!!! From the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw:

 

If you are a U.S. citizen with a Ukrainian spouse or child seeking to travel to the United States on a nonimmigrant visa:

If you already have an appointment at U.S. Embassy Warsaw but wish to expedite it, you may request expedition via https://www.ustraveldocs.com/pl/en/expedited-appointment.

If you already began a nonimmigrant visa application process in Ukraine, you may send a request to to ask for transfer of your “profile” to Warsaw, after which you should be able to continue the process for a Warsaw appointment.

  If you are seeking but do not already have an appointment:

If you will apply in Warsaw: Visit ttps://www.ustraveldocs.com/pl/en/step-4 and sign up for a "C1/D" (crew) appointment, even though you are not a crew member. When you come to the Embassy we will convert your appointment to the proper type.

If you will apply in Krakow: Visit ttps://www.ustraveldocs.com/pl/en/step-4 and sign up for an "F" (student) appointment, even though you are not a student. When you come to the Consulate we will convert your appointment to the proper type.

If you are unable to schedule an appointment via this method, you may instead request a “group appointment” via https://ustraveldocs.com/pl/en/group-appointments and suggest a date convenient for you. Once you have submitted your request, please wait for a response from the Embassy, which will come via email and should permit you to schedule an appointment.

!!! If you are a Ukrainian who wants to travel to the United States or a U.S. citizen who has friends, business associates, or NON-IMMEDIATE family who want to travel to the United States:

If the traveler already has an appointment at U.S. Embassy Warsaw but wishes to expedite it, you may request expedition via https://www.ustraveldocs.com/pl/en/expedited-appointment.

If the traveler already began a nonimmigrant visa application process in Ukraine, you may send a request to to ask for transfer of your “profile” to Warsaw, after which you should be able to continue the process for a Warsaw appointment.

If the traveler is seeking but does not already have an appointment at U.S. Embassy Warsaw or U.S. Consulate Krakow, you may try to schedule one via https://www.ustraveldocs.com/pl/en/step-4, However, availability is extremely limited.

If you are seeking information about immediate humanitarian assistance in Poland:

Almost all refugee cases in countries abroad are first processed by local authorities, in this case the government of Poland.

Please visit the government of Poland webpage for information about resources: https://www.gov.pl/web/udsc/ukraina-en. This website provides the locations of official reception points along Poland’s border with Ukraine.

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Who is AID: USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance.

AID Humanitarian Assistance in Ukraine:

Key Developments
Active conflict in Ukraine continues to result in civilian deaths, population displacement, and damage to civilian infrastructure, generating and exacerbating humanitarian needs across the country. Hostilities have disrupted attempts to evacuate civilians and deliver assistance to besieged cities.

On March 10, 2022, Vice President Kamala Harris announced an additional $53 million in humanitarian assistance from the United States during her recent trip to Poland.

Partners with USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and the State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration continue to respond to the needs of conflict-affected populations in Ukraine.


https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2022-03-11_USG_Ukraine_Complex_Emergency_Fact_Sheet_5.pdf

MORE AT: https://www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/war-in-ukraine/

 

Voices of Children  works to provide psychological and psychosocial support to Ukrainian children affected by conflict.