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How you can help Ukraine from Japan

The Embassy of Ukraine in Japan is currently collecting donations for emergency aid

Emma Steen
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Emma Steen

Russia has launched a full-scale military attack on Ukraine and civilians are scrambling to find safety from the ongoing Russian invasion. You can follow live updates from the ground here and here. The situation might feel distant and overwhelming, but there are there are actually some pretty simple and easy ways you can assist the people of Ukraine, even from Japan. 

To raise emergency funds for Ukraine’s Armed Forces, the National Bank of Ukraine has opened a special account to accept multiple currencies from those who want to support Ukrainian soldiers from abroad. It appears, however, that there may be an error in the Japanese account details listed on the site, so The Embassy of Ukraine in Japan is now accepting donations on behalf of the cause. 

Donations in Japanese Yen can now be made directly to the embassy’s local MUFG Bank account as follows.

There are also a number of charities currently fundraising for food, medical supplies and other emergency aid for the people suffering from the invasion. This includes Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), which began collecting online donations from Japan on March 9.

Want to support the journalists providing the latest information at the centre of the crisis? The Kyiv Independent – an English newspaper based in Ukraine – has a Patreon as well as a GoFundMe page. 

This article was originally published on February 25 and updated on March 9. 

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