We are encouraging residents to get behind local and national efforts to provide much-needed support for the people of Ukraine – in particular those who have fled the country and are seeking refuge in neighbouring countries.

Donations at the Meridian Shopping Centre

A donation hub collecting humanitarian aid for the people of Ukraine has been set up in the Meridian Shopping Centre, Havant.

Havant Borough Council provided local charity Stella’s Voice a vacant shop unit to get donations directly to refugees fleeing the conflict.

To help support refugees, the centre will be collecting essential items including good quality clean warm clothes for women, teenagers and children, over the counter medicines (aspirin, paracetamol, Ibuprofen, codeine, Calpol), nappies, wipes and other essential baby items, sanitary items, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorants, shampoo, soaps, towels, sleeping bags and blankets.

Dried, packet or tinned food with at least six months expiry date on them will also be welcomed before trucks ship the donations direct to Moldova to help and support those in need.

Online donations are also welcomed via the Stella's Voice website.

The Disasters Emergency Committee

The Disasters Emergency Committee, a coalition of 15 leading UK charities, has launched a collective appeal to provide emergency aid and rapid relief to civilians suffering during the conflict.

Registered charities

Many registered charities are also helping to provide vital life-saving services to those caught up in the conflict, including those forced to flee to neighbouring countries. These include: