Global Diaspora Humanitarian Hub on Ukraine Response
Updated: Apr 9, 2022
The Ukraine crisis has caused over 10 million people displaced within and from the country, many diaspora organizations (DO) have made stepped-up efforts to provide humanitarian support in neighbouring countries and remotely.
Our Humanitarian Response
The Global Diaspora Confederation has set up its Global Humanitarian Hub to enable diaspora organizations
and individuals to provide humanitarian support, in crises such as the crisis in Ukraine. Participants to the hub include diaspora organizations and supporters, coordinated by the Global Diaspora Confederation, and supported by
key humanitarian actors including the International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Migration and DEMAC.
(Photos above showed the diasporas' situation in Poland, heartfelt thanks to our GDC vertical lead who keeps travelling from Italy to pick up diasporas but so much still needs to be done)
Your kind humanitarian contributions at this challenging time mean immensely and we encourage more diaspora organizations to also help where they can. Help can be simple but impactful.
You may recommend community members to help translate latest information into languages of neighbouring countries to Ukraine so we can alert humanitarian actors, supportive NGOs, and more diasporas.
We are looking for translation support on German, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Czech, Georgian, and more languages.
You could be putting us in touch with other diaspora organizations or individuals who have been helping diasporas on the ground
Updating and News Sharing
You could share with us news and updates about recent events that can be helpful for other diaspora organizations and individuals to participate.
Some diaspora organizations have already shared with us, please see below the page.
Coordination and events planning
You could help coordinate fundraising efforts to deliver more resources to meet basic needs
Diaspora Humanitarian Forum on Ukraine Response
The forum is a global platform for diaspora organizations to collaboratively learn from and support each other’s speedy and tangible responses. The forum also offers a space for collaboration with each other and relevant humanitarian actors as applicable. Here are the four types of Diaspora Organizations that can provide different humanitarian support:
- Diaspora Organization with origins in Ukraine
- Ukrainian Diaspora Organization in neighbouring countries
- Diaspora Organization from any of the neighbouring countries
- Any type of Diaspora Organization worldwide
If you wish to show solidarity or support for people affected in the conflict, please do join our upcoming events:
Saturday 9th April 2022 at 2pm (GMT+1) / 4pm (Ukraine Time)
Saturday, 26th March at 2pm (GMT) / 4pm (Ukraine Time) - completed
GDC Focal Point
(for diaspora organizations seeking or sharing humanitarian needs and updates)
IOM Information Hotline (for persons fleeing Ukraine)
527 | 0-800-505-501 | toll-free
IOM Emotional Support Hotline (for persons fleeing Ukraine)
0-800-211-444 | toll-free
IOM's iDiaspora response on Ukraine crisis
Global Shelter Cluster (temporary emergency shelter coordination)