News and how to help and donate in and around Nottingham

ukraine nottingham This is our page for all thing relating to Ukraine.

It will include news, notice of demonstrations, place to donate money, clothes toiletries etc

It will be updated on a daily basis as long as it is needed.

Please support projects and initiatives as much as you can.

Soyuzivka’s Support Ukraine Festival: July 15-17, 2022

ukraine fest Join Soyuzivka for live performances this July 15-17, 2022, including vendors, arts & crafts, games, music and much more as we Support Ukraine!

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Ukraine: No to war! Resist all militarism!
Peace Pledge Union

no to war The Peace Pledge Union stands in solidarity with peace campaigners in Ukraine, Russia and throughout the world who are resisting the war in Ukraine. Renouncing all war and condemning the invasion of Ukraine, we stand against both Russian militarism and NATO militarism.

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3 stories of how strangers are helping Ukrainian refugees

3 stories Alongside the horror and despair of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there are stories of hope and humanity, as strangers are stepping up to help refugees.

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9 Acts of Kindness Towards Ukraine’s People That Will Give You Hope
Global Citizen

9 Acts of Kindness There’s no two ways about it, the news has felt like a lot lately. Between the 2 a.m. doomscroll and the intravenous flow of heartbreaking headlines, it can feel like the world is rapidly rolling towards annihilation.

That’s why it's so important to take a moment to acknowledge all of the ordinary people who are out there doing good in the world.

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Nottingham March, 19th March 2022

On Saturday 19th March, Nottingham held a march in support of the people of Ukraine.

Over 400 people took part in the march, which went from the Robin Hood statue, round the centre of town, and ended up at the Brian Clough Statue.

A group of young people recorded the event for an Oh My Nottz report.

Here is the slideshow made up of some of the photos they took.

Ukrainian celebrity chef offers free gourmet meal to refugees
DW News

Celeb Chef This Ukrainian celebrity chef is offering a free gourmet meal to refugees arriving in Lviv.

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Ukrainian kangaroos rescue captures world’s heart
News AU

kangaroos A Ukrainian man has braved heavy Russian shelling to rescue 10 kangaroos that were trapped in a zoo in Kharkiv.

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Forced to flee Ukraine, a Syrian student is reunited with his parents in UK
The National News UK

student reunited When Naeem Hijazi heard the rockets and missiles landing in Kharkiv, Ukraine, he could not believe he was going to have to escape yet another war.

The Syrian medical student had arrived in Ukraine only two months earlier after fleeing conflicts in Sudan and Syria before that.

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How Ukraine Emerged As A Democracy In The 21st Century
History Hit

history hit Historian Matt Lewis explains how an independent and democratic Ukraine emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, gradually weakening the influence of Moscow on the country's affairs.

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Lviv City of Literature Message to Nottingham
Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

nottingham city of lit A message from the Lviv City of Literature, to Nottingham City of Literature.

The message is read in both English and Ukrainian.

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Solidarity With Ukraine: It’s Not Just The Thought That Counts
University of St. Andrews

University of St. Andrews In the 1940s, my great-grandparents fled from what is today Western Ukraine to Poland. A week ago, my parents called and said they were doing a humanitarian supply run to L’viv. “It’s our duty,” my father said. And so, as a Polish citizen with Ukrainian roots, and with a doctoral thesis on religious peacebuilding in Ukraine and by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, I knew I had to join them.

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World Athletics Indoor Championships: Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahuchikh wins high jump gold

Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahuchikh Watch Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahuchikh win gold in the women's high jump at the World Athletics Indoor Championships.

The 20-year-old opens up on how difficult it was psychologically to compete given the ongoing conflict in her country.

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Protesters march through Nottingham city centre in solidarity with Ukraine
Nottingham Post

nottingham protest A demonstration in Nottingham city centre took place today (March 19) as protesters set off on a solidarity march with Ukraine. Members of the Nottingham Ukraine Solidarity Campaign - a group of Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian's opposed to the war and invasion - organised the rally and were joined by hundreds of others.

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Russia denies cosmonauts board space station in Ukrainian colours

blue and yellow cosmonaughts Russia's space agency has rejected claims that three Russian cosmonauts boarded the International Space Station wearing Ukrainian colours, in a possible statement against the war.

The first arrivals since Russia's war began were shown wearing bright yellow suits with blue trimmings.

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Active Partnerships: our collective response to the war in Ukraine
Active Notts

ukrainian flag Last week, Active Partnerships from across the country came together to discuss how we can play our part in responding to the horrific crisis unfolding in Ukraine.

We fully recognise that the atrocities taking place in Ukraine are happening within the wider context of war and refugee plight right across the world. We stand not only with the people of Ukraine, but with all victims of war, and hope that together we can use the power of sport and physical activity to welcome, include and embrace all refugees.

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War on Truth

BBC What do you do when you’re Ukrainian and your cousin in Russia refuses to believe her country is attacking your home?

After spending days huddled in an air raid shelter, Kristina and her family managed to flee the capital Kyiv with just the few possessions they could carry.

Her ordeal has been made that much worse because her cousin in Russia - who’s been watching Russian TV - remains convinced that it’s actually the Ukrainian forces who are bombing their own country.

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Ukraine & Yemen: a Tale of Two Wars
Peter Oborne
Double Down News

double down news “War is ok, something you can sing & dance about when it happens in Muslim countries, but deadly serious when it happens in Europe”

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Ukraine war: Demonstrator disrupts Russia's flagship evening news broadcast

russian news protest Russia's flagship evening news broadcast on Channel One has been disrupted by an anti-war demonstrator.

The placard she held read: “Stop the war, don’t believe propaganda, they’re lying to you”.

The demonstrator, identified as Marina Ovsyannikova, reportedly an editor at Channel One, also released a statement on her actions.

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Violinists Support Ukraine

violin Ukrainian violinists are joined in harmony by top violinists across the world. 94 violinists. 29 countries.

We play an old Ukrainian folk song called Verbovaya Doschechka. Nine other young violinists sheltering in Ukraine join in unison, and are accompanied in harmony by players from London Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, the Hollywood Studios, and top violinists from all over the world including Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Belgium, Georgia, Poland, South Korea, South Africa, Moldova, Denmark, India, and the entire violin section of the Munich Chamber Orchestra!

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20 of the best films to help understand what’s happening in Ukraine

20 films Documentaries and fiction features that contextualise the unfolding horrors in the former Soviet republic, as chosen by researchers at Ukraine’s Dovzhenko national film centre in Kyiv

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Ukraine conflict: Nigeria condemns treatment of Africans

racism in ukraine Nigeria's government has condemned reports that its citizens, and those of other African countries, have been stopped from leaving war-torn Ukraine.

Isaac, a Nigerian man trying to get into Poland, said border staff told him they were "not tending to Africans".

"We've been chased back, we've been hit with police armed with sticks," he told the BBC.

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Hailed as heroes – Scottish gardeners who rescued trio from Ukraine

heros Two Scottish gardeners have rescued three students – one Irish and two Nigerian – who were trapped in the wartorn city of Sumy in the north-east of Ukraine.

Along the way, the men were held at gunpoint by Russian soldiers – but were then rescued themselves by locals.

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How to talk to children about the conflict in Ukraine

unicef As conflict continues to escalate in Ukraine, the children in your life may want to talk to you about what is happening.

They may be feeling worried and anxious about the stories they have seen and heard.

We’ve put some tips together to help you talk to them about what’s happening in Ukraine and support them through these difficult times.

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Ukraine: How Did We Get Here?

BBC The invasion of Ukraine is, according to the man behind it, a war all about history. President Putin has been explicit in his - highly contested - view that Ukraine is, and has always been, part of the Russian nation. So ideas about the past are crucial to what happens on the ground. As Europe endures its first major war of the millennium, Edward Stourton and a panel of guests explain the steps that have led to the conflict. They explore the deep history of the origins of the Slavic nations and the myth-making around it.

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Ukraine: Hundreds join protests against Russian invasion

ukraine rally nottingham Hundreds of people have attended protests across the country against Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

In Nottingham more than 200 people gathered in the city's Market Square outside the Council House which has been flying the Ukrainian flag.

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Nottinghamshire donates

bbc logo People in Nottinghamshire donate lorry full of supplies to Ukrainian refugees

Ginny Hartman from Beeston has been helping deliver donations to Chilwell School.

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Nottingham Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

nottingham ukraine solidarity A group for the Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian people of Nottingham working to restore peace and democracy to Ukraine.

The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign seeks to organise solidarity and provide information in support of Ukrainian activists and trade unionists campaigning for democratic rights and a Ukraine free from external interference.

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UNHCR We urgently need your help to provide lifesaving protection to families forced to flee their homes in Ukraine.

Right now, you have the opportunity to help twice as many displaced families — thanks to a group of generous donors, all donations are being DOUBLED until we reach £210,000.

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Ukraine appeal: Help us provide urgent food
UN World Food Programme

un world food programme Civilians trapped in Ukraine need your urgent help. Families are experiencing food shortages, especially where fighting is flaring. Food is running low and grocery stores shelves are almost empty in the worst affected areas of Ukraine.

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Run For Ukraine
Nice Work

run for ukraine As tragedy unfolds in the Ukraine, we would like to do something heartfelt and special in support of all those suffering as a result of this violent and terrible conflict.

We would like to invite our running community to take part in the Ukraine Virtual 10k, 5k and 2k. Race Entries cost £15 and £10 from every race entry will be donated to the DEC's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

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Call on the UK government to welcome refugees fleeing Ukraine
International Rescue

international rescue Since February 24, when Russia’s military entered Ukraine and the bombardment began, more than 2 million people have fled across borders. The UK must ensure that people fleeing Ukraine – including non-Ukrainian nationals– are offered sanctuary in the UK. Are you with us?

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Housing for Ukrainian Refugees
Ukraine Take Shelter

ukraine take shelter is an independent platform connecting Ukrainian refugees with potential hosts and housing.

This website is a public bulletin. We encourage everyone with spare space to post a listing and to mark their listing as filled once they have successfully taken in refugees.

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Ukraine war: Details of new UK visa scheme for refugees announced

how to house a ukraine The government has launched a Homes for Ukraine website for people wanting to register to host a Ukrainian refugee.

Housing and Communities Secretary Michael Gove said the nation has a "long and proud history of supporting the most vulnerable during their darkest hours".

There will be no limit to the number of Ukrainian refugees who can be hosted in the UK under the new visa scheme.

Households will be paid £350 a month, tax free, per residential address.

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Ukraine help: What can people in the UK do?

mother and child As a humanitarian crisis unfolds in Ukraine following its invasion by Russia, many people in the UK are looking for ways they can help.

From using donations to help people in the warzone or fleeing bombs, to enabling refugees to resettle in the UK, here are some of the groups offering support in the crisis.

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DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
International Rescue Committee

international rescue Intense conflict in Ukraine is threatening the lives of families across the country. Homes have been destroyed. Essential services have been hit. Families have been torn apart. People have been injured. Lives have been lost.

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) - of which the IRC is a member - has launched an urgent appeal to respond to the rising humanitarian needs. With your help, DEC charities can scale up their response and help families affected by the conflict through this crisis.

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How to give safely in Nottinghamshire to support Ukraine
West Bridgford Wire

rushcliffe council By giving to a registered, regulated charity, the public can have assurance that their funds will be accounted for in line with the charity law framework. Established charities with experience of responding to disasters are usually best placed to reach victims on the ground.

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Sunflower of Peace
Katya's fundraiser

sunflower for peace Sunflower of Peacehas officially started a fundraiser to prepare first aid medical tactical backpacks for paramedics and doctors on the front lines.

Each backpack has the ability to save up to 10 lives: Ukrainian soldiers, civilians, volunteers, and children. These backpacks are designed for a second level of medical care in terms of combat action, according to the standards of tactical medicine (Tactical Combat Casualty Care), namely the level of paramedics, arrow-sanitary department.

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Ukraine Crisis Appeal
British Red Cross

Red Cross ukraine appeal We are gravely concerned about the intensification of fighting in Ukraine over the past few days.

People are losing their homes and lives; families are being separated. Essential services, like water and healthcare, are under threat.

Please donate today if you can.

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Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal
Go Fund Me

ukraine appeal Millions of people in Ukraine are facing an imminent humanitarian crisis. They are in urgent need of medical supplies and relief as they face the prospect of renewed conflict. Please help them now.

A further Russian invasion will be catastrophic for the civilian population. The elderly, vulnerable, children and families are at risk of losing their homes and access to medical and other vital services. The psychological trauma of war will affect generations.

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