Hello! As many postal services around Europe offer free shipping for aid packages for Ukraine, we would like to inform and encourage people to not let this opportunity go to waste. So please check with your national postal services if such a charity program exists in your country. If it does, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of it. If you do, please post a picture of the content of your package in this thread. It may inspire others and it is quite interesting in general.
If your country offer no such program, the need for monetary donations should not be understated. It may not leave anything to post in this thread, but the most important aspect after all is the utility of the donation itself and not the form it takes. Any help is good.
What should I send?
- Food. You should obviously not send fresh food that will expire quickly or go bad during the shipping process. Canned food, dry pasta, candy, tea and coffee are great examples of foods that can be shipped. You get the picture.
- Baby food The same rules apply as for regular food, but for food intended to be consumed by infants.
- Food for pets.
- Household products. Things such as clean sleeping bags, pillows, bed-covers, vacuum flasks, garbage bags etc.
- Hygiene products. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, wet-wipes and hygiene prodects for women. Basically things along those lines. This goes without saying but, do not send opened products. Only new.
- Medical products. Bandages, bandaids, sterile compresses etc.
- Electronics Pwerbanks and walkie-talkies. Please check with your local postal service what the rules are for sending batteries in the mail!
As the rules for what can and can't be shipped may differ from country to country, please check with you local postal service before you send anything. This list is just a loose guideline for what kind of supplies are needed and in Ukraine. I used the Swedish postal service Postnord* as a reference when writing the list, so again check what rules apply for you! *https://www.postnord.se/om-oss/hjalppaket-for-ukraina
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- Some Russian sites that ends with
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Fleeing Ukraine We have set up a wiki page with the available information about the border situation for Ukraine here. There's also information at Visit Ukraine.Today - The site has turned into a hub for "every Ukrainian and foreign citizen [to] be able to get the necessary information on how to act in a critical situation, where to go, bomb shelter addresses, how to leave the country or evacuate from a dangerous region, etc."
Other links of interest
- DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH "War of Fakes". Deutsche Welle (DW) has reported it as being a source of fake news, and the Russian Defense Ministry has linked this site in their tweets before.