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Rotary responds to Ukraine crisis

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At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship caused by the war in Ukraine. We’re using our deep networks and decades of experience to take swift action in the region.

Find out more about what Rotary is doing and how you can support relief efforts.

How we are taking action

  • Your donations at work 

    All donations to The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund from 3 March to 30 April 2022 were prioritized for use providing humanitarian aid to regions that are supporting Ukrainian refugees or other victims of the war.

    Thanks to the generosity of donors around the world, we raised more than $15 million that funded over 400 grants that provided essential support to people impacted by the war in Ukraine.

  • Contact information and how to support local club and district-led efforts

    Many clubs and districts have organized local humanitarian response initiatives in Ukraine and the surrounding region. Find out how to engage with Rotary clubs and districts, find contacts for hosting refugees, and more local efforts. You can directly support these local projects.

    Download a list of relief efforts and relevant Rotary contact information (PDF)

    District 2232 (Ukraine) formed a committee to help victims of the war in Ukraine. They identified urgent medical supplies to help injured civilians. Download the list of needed medical supplies (PDF).

  • Learn how Rotary is responding

    Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Europe and around the world are working with members nearby to provide information, transportation, medical equipment, and shelter for refugees.

    Find out what clubs are doing

  • Sponsor Ukrainian refugees

    Rotary is collaborating with Welcome.US, an organization working to engage more Americans in welcoming newcomers, with a focus on sponsoring refugees.

    Through Uniting for Ukraine, Rotary and Rotaract clubs and members in the U.S. can sponsor a person or a family that has fled the war and help them relocate to the U.S.

    To sponsor a Ukrainian refugee family:

    Sign up to be a sponsor today.

    Learn more about sponsorship by downloading the Rotary-Welcome.US flyer.

    If you have further questions, write to

    Find more resources and answers to some common questions on the Welcome.US website.

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