Oriel Middle Common Room
Oriel MCR is collectively both the graduate student body of Oriel College, Oxford, and the social spaces those members share. Composed of over 250 students, we are the social, academic and representative body of the graduate student community at Oriel.
As an MCR we are shocked and grieved by the tragic loss of life caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This attack, on a peaceful state, has lead to the displacement of over 1 million refugees, the deaths of over 3000 servicemen, servicewomen, and civilians. Families have been torn apart, children traumatised, and lives scarred forever. Europe as not seen this kind of bloodshed since the genocide in Kosovo. We wish to express our solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and respect for their bravery and sacrifices. We would encourage all people to do their part to support the people of Ukraine in the defence of their homeland against a brutal aggressor. To that end, this statement also includes links below to some charities in aid of particular needs faced by Ukraine and its people right now. We have attempted to take account of a wide range of values and concerns, however this list is not exhaustive, so do feel free to donate to other charities of your choice.
NGO that arranges life-saving equipment for Ukrainian soldiers: https://savelife.in.ua/en/donate
Hospitallers working at the frontline: https://www.facebook.com/hospitallers/posts/295363054825516
Ukrainian Women’s Veteran Movement: https://www.uwvm.org.ua/?page_id=3437&lang=en
NGO that assists internal refugees: https://unitedhelpukraine.org
NGO that assistants internal refugees, especially from Crimea: https://www.peaceinsight.org/en/organisations/crimea-sos/?location=ukraine&theme
NGO that aids traumatised children: https://voices.org.ua/en/
Foundation that assists healthcare and education in eastern Ukraine: https://razomforukraine.org/projects/zhadan/
Consolidation fund for humanitarian aid to Ukraine: https://www.withukraine.org/en
Volunteering hub: https://www.ukrainenow.org/?fbclid=IwAR2XpeV8KPXBCuS1VgpjZ-IQklLN1r6ZgCRbAFoFCM9VPJOgMfiqjRRi-3s