In the weeks since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, more than 3 million Ukrainians have fled their country as of Tuesday, according to a tracker from the United Nations refugee agency.
European startup scene and beyond have begun a grassroots effort, backed by tech, to provide supplies, ferry passengers across the border and find jobs and homes for refugees.
- Supplies on the ground: sennder, Commerce4Good, Uber, Gorillas, a coalition of La French Tech mission, France Digitale and The Galion Project has launched a crowdfunding effort on Leetchi.com
- Transporting refugees from Ukraine: Techfugees, Citizens of our Planet – A Chili Piper Foundation, Bolt, FlixBus, Uber, BlaBlaCar, tech/uklon
- Housing for refugees: STATION F, Wunderflats, We Help Ukraine, EU4UA.org, Prykhystok, CASAFARI, Shelter UKR, Takecarebnb, ICanHelp.host, UkraineTakeShelter
- Tech jobs for Ukrainians: UAtalents, Jobs4Ukraine, RemoteUkraine, Techfugees
- An IT army: Tech To The Rescue, Code for Romania, CREOpoint, Techfugees
Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.