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Rotary responds to Ukraine crisis

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

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

How we are taking action

Rotary supports Ukraine

The Ukraine Response Fund is now closed. You can continue to offer support through district and global grants, or by contacting affected districts.

District 2232 (Ukraine) formed a committee to help people affected by the war. It identified urgent medical supplies to help injured civilians. Download the list of needed medical supplies (PDF).

  • Your past donations at work 

    Donations to The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund from 3 March to 31 December 2023 were used to provide humanitarian aid to regions that supported Ukrainian refugees and others who were affected.

    Thanks to the generosity of donors around the world, we raised more than US$17.4 million that funded 375 grants that provided people with essential support.

  • 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)

  • 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 United States.

    Watch or download the Welcome.US and Rotary video. 

    Sign up to be a sponsor today.

    Learn more about sponsorship by downloading the Rotary-Welcome.US flyer (Ukrainian version / Українська версія).

    If you have more questions, write to

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

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