Helping the People of Ukraine

This Ukrainian woman comforts her cat. She is in line, waiting to cross into the border of Poland. She and millions of others left Ukraine to escape the war.

Millions of people are desperate to leave Ukraine. Many are Ukrainians. Others are people who came to Ukraine for a job or school. They are all leaving the country because of the war that began with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Other Ukrainians are choosing to stay in their country. Russian military attacks have injured and killed many people. It has also caused shortages of food, power, shelter, and medical supplies. People leaving Ukraine need help. People who are still in Ukraine also need help.

President Joe Biden signed a law to provide money to help Ukraine. The money will be used to provide emergency food, shelter, and other help. The United States will also make it easier for Ukrainians with family in the United States to move here.

It is not just the government that is trying to help Ukraine. Charities around the world are donating food, water, and medical supplies to help Ukrainians. Many schools and local organizations are holding fundraisers. They will donate the money they raise to Ukrainian charities.

What You Can Do Talk to adults you know. Ask what they are doing to help people in Ukraine. Ask how you can help.

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