The Ukrainian crisis is prompting an inspiring display of
solidarity and charity both here in Ireland and across the globe.
The ICA stands in Solidarity with all those effected by this senseless war.
The ICA is particularly conscious of the impact on the most vulnerable in our society, women, children and the elderly, who are unwilling victims of the current situation and require our immediate action and support.
Agencies on the ground in Ukraine are asking for donations rather than donation of goods, as it is easier to obtain supplies locally rather than shipping these from Ireland.
The ICA is currently aiming to identify and develop a national response on the crisis in Ukraine. However, in the meantime we are sharing ways in which you can help.
Right now, there is no single agency or network coordinating all relief efforts or organising options for supporting and relocating refugees. Here are some ways you can help:
Donate to the Red Cross Ukraine crisis appeal
Red Cross teams are on the ground now in Ukraine and will continue their work to repair vital infrastructure, support health facilities, and help families with life-saving food and hygiene items.
Donate to Polish Humanitarian Action
This Poland-based organisation is providing humanitarian assistance including food and other forms of support to people who have had to leave their homes. They are asking for donations to help people affected by conflict, including internally displaced persons and refugees coming to Poland.
Or you can donate humanitarian aid to various places around the country.
A number of businesses in Dublin are now accepting humanitarian donations for Ukraine.
To help Ukrainian civilians, businesses are asking for donations of essential items like clothes, blankets, medicine and nappies.
The donated items will be couriered by Green Speed to Poland and will be handed out to Ukrainian refugees crossing the border into Poland.
The Dublin drop off points for donations are:
- Green Speed Head office, Unit 3, Park West drive, O’Casey Avenue, Dublin 12, D12XH68
The items that organisers are looking for included thermal blankets, sleeping bags, mattresses, toothpaste, toothbrush, towels, tampons, disposable plates and cutlery, baby wipes, gloves and facemasks, sterile dressings, first aid bandages with dressings, nappies and incontinence pads for adults, power banks, pet food for cats and dogs, batteries and noise-cancelling headphones.
Rascals Brewing in Inchicore has also set up a collection point for Ukraine. Rascals Eircode is D08HF68
2 Coolmine Lawn, Dublin 15, D15 A71H will be accepting donations Monday to Friday from 4pm. The contact number is 0873181825
1104 Huntstown Avenue, Dublin 15, D15 FWH2 is accepting donations all day until Wednesday, March 2. The contact number is 0851570327.
From 9am to 9pm, donations are being accepted at 4 Tullyhall Mews, K78YE94. Contact Kasia on 0834133680. She has teamed up with Green Speed to get the donations delivered to Poland.
The collection will run for two weeks from March 1 in the Donabate Portrane Community Centre.
The following items are required:
• Personal items, i.e. shampoos, soaps, deodorants, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby oils, powders for children, etc.
• Women’s hygiene products.
• Food with a long shelf life. teabags, coffee, tins of beans, soups.
• Blankets, New or as new as possible, sleeping bags, thermos bottles.
• Women, men, children and babies shoes.
• SMALL Toys , crayons, colouring books etc.
• Medical items are also needed. (Bandages etc).
Dublin City Centre
Polska Drogeria Marel Beauty and Health.
Polish Book Shop, Moore Street Mall, Lidl Basement D01K447. Donations are being accepted Mon-Fri 10am – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday from 12pm – 6pm.
Dublin Ink near Dame Street
Donnybrook Bikes, 10am-5pm Mon-Fri
The Little Wooden Peg, Georges Street, Dun Laoghaire I
In Kerry, the Polish community is accepting donations at the Killarney Methodist Church, and at the Polish shops, Mroz and Pewex.
In Cork Members of the Polish community in Munster, many with links to the Irish scouting movement, hope to dispatch over a dozen carloads of sleeping bags, thermal blankets, hot food flasks, and medical and sanitary supplies from a warehouse at the Ballycurreen Industrial Estate in Cork to Gorajec on the Poland/Ukraine border, where thousands of refugees have crossed from the Ukrainian city of Lviv since the Russian invasion began last week.
In Galway Smakoteka store off the Old Dublin Road in Galway City is accepting donations of clothes and other goods that will help the people fleeing the Russian invasion.
In Wexford Rosslare Harbour Community Centre is now a drop off point for donations. Eircode Y35 EVK4 Opening hours are Monday 9-5, Tuesday 9 – 4, Wed 9 – 1 Thursday 9-1.30 Fri 9-4pm Please call 085 1969430