Direct Aid to where it is most needed

Please help us respond directly to the needs of the most vulnerable on the ground in Ukraine


people supported with
direct cash assistance


aid packages delivered

40.555 €

worth of total aid delivered

We gave Raisa direct cash support to pay rent

"The money sent to me came just in time for us to pay the rent and pay for medication and food. Without it we would have been in great trouble” - Raisa Vladimerovna
Since her home collapsed, Raisa is forced to rely on her son to pay for their social housing and her diabetes medication, but he is unable to work due to the war.
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We helped this large family with a family aid package

Many of the most vulnerable are the very old and very young. Our volunteer networks operate within the communities they help to prioritise the most urgent need. This large family in Odessa is one such case we deliver aid packages to, direct to their homes. We have similar cases that come with urgent need to us regularly.
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We helped our partners support people like Victoria

This is single mother Victoria, 21 years. Victoria grew up living in shelters provided by charities while her mother worked as a janitor. Today she raises her baby in a semi basement room provided by one of our partners, ‘For Odessa’!
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Speed and Need

We respond to need by identifying those in need of aid and those who can distribute it most effectively

Community connected

We are a group of people with a connection to Odessa, Ukraine, operating from abroad with trusted sources on the ground

No violence

We focus on integrity and transparency and go to great efforts to ensure we are not supporting violence in any case.

Who we are

Direct Aid Ukraine was born within the first days of war in late February 2022. The founding members of DAU have deep connections to Ukraine, having grown up there or having spent considerable time there over the last 20 years. That’s why ties to charity organisations already existed before the war. These organisations and dedicated volunteers deliver the aid that is so desperately needed.
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We make sure that your whole donation reaches it's destination as quickly as possible, so it can be most effective in helping those who need it most.

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