Urgent Fund for Women and Children Affected by the War in Ukraine

  •  March 1, 2022

The Bulgarian Fund for Women is launching an Urgent Fund for Women and Children Affected by the War in Ukraine. Funds will be distributed to both women and children in Ukraine and those seeking shelter in Bulgaria.

In less than a week, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered a huge humanitarian crisis. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than half a million people have fled Ukraine since Russia launched a full-scale attack on the country on February 24, 2022. Even before Russia’s military offensive almost one million people were displaced within Ukraine after eight years of conflict – and many are now being forced to flee for a second time.

The majority of them are women and children. They arrive at border crossings exhausted and carrying what few belongings they managed to grab before the bombs started falling on their homes. They urgently need our financial and humanitarian support. According to the latest figures, Bulgaria has sheltered over 7 000 people seeking refuge and protection, and we expect this wave to become even larger in the coming days and weeks.

We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and everyone who flees the horrors of war. We ask that you support us to meet the needs and challenges of this crisis. Please donate today. Thank you!

Ways to donate money:

Directly to the Ukrainian Women’s Fund HERE.

By bank transfer to Bulgarian Fund for Women with reference “Emergency Fund – Ukraine”

Unicredit Bulbank, BIC: UNCRBGSF
BGN IBAN: BG59 UNCR 7630 1076 5708 47
EUR IBAN: BG94 UNCR 7000 1522 4467 46
USD IBAN: BG86 UNCR 7630 1175 6331 63

Via PayPal and Epay with reference “Emergency Fund – Ukraine” HERE.

Support our partner organizations in Poland and Ukraine:

The Polish Women’s Fund (FemFund), which is in direct contact with the Ukrainian Women’s Fund team and can provide timely assistance in case the banking system in Ukraine collapses. Donate HERE.

Urgent Response Fund: Ukraine by UAF is committed to supporting women, trans, and nonbinary activists on the ground in and surrounding Ukraine by providing flexible funding and security support. Donate HERE.

Provide Material Support:

At the request of the Ukrainian Red Cross, the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC) has launched a campaign to raise material donations. The most urgent is the need for clothes, shoes, sleepwear, warm blankets and hygiene packages. Donations are accepted in the regional structures of the BRC in Bulgaria. Find out more HERE (only in Bulgarian for now).

Important information:

BGforUkraine – the official source of information on measures and actions related to the crisis in Ukraine.

The Bulgarian Fund for Women will provide the funds raised according to the urgency of the needs of the women and children who are in Bulgaria and Ukraine, distributing the donations among organizations in our country helping the victims on the first line (providing material, legal, psychological and other assistance), Ukraine (organizations working on the ground) and Poland (in case the banking system in Ukraine collapses).

Thank you for your support! No to war! Solidarity with Ukraine!

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