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War in Ukraine - Helplines and Support

Published: Friday, March 04, 2022

The National Women's Council is standing in solidarity with the women and people effected by the war in Ukraine. In April 2022, NWC, alongside a number of civil society organisations, working locally and nationally, co-signed a letter with detailed proposals to the Taoiseach. The letter and attached proposals expressed deep concerns about the overall lack of coordination and coherence of responses across the country and outlined a number of approaches that need to be advanced underpinned by human rights principles and a recognition of the urgent need for cross-sectoral national and local coordination.


Find Guidance and Support

Below we have provided information on support services, webpages and helplines for Ukrainian refugees living in Ireland, and for those working to support them. 

FIT (Fastrack into Information Technology) Ukrainian Training and Employment Services Hub

As a representative organisation of the technology sector committed to growing Ireland’s tech talent pipeline FIT wanted to use its unique resources, expertise & experience to assist those displaced by the war in Ukraine successfully integrate into Irish society and workforce. The FIT Ukrainian Training & Employment Services Hub is run by experienced members of the FIT team and all visitors will have access to a native Ukrainian speaker as they explore training, career choices, and get advice on housing and welfare issues. The Hub is open Monday to Friday from 10am – 4pm, based in the FIT Dublin Office in 7A Bellevue Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, YE00. For further information on the FIT Ukrainian Hub please email info@fit.ie.

The Irish Refugee Council 

Please take a look at the Ukraine Information Hub on their website. 

The Irish Refugee Council also provide a Ukrainian Language Helpline and Chat Service, open Monday - Friday, 10am - 1pm: +353 (1) 913 1528

More info can be found here

Immigrant Council of Ireland

The Immigrant Council of Ireland provide information via their website. If you have any questions about these or any other immigration issues, ring the Immigrant Council Helpline on 01 674-0200 (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 10am-1pm and Tuesdays 7pm-9pm).

Community Work Ireland

Are You Working with Refugees from Ukraine?

If you are working with Ukrainian refugees and would like to join our network of over 80 people including Ukrainians themselves who meet every 3-4 weeks for discussion, information sharing and action please email racheldoyle@cwi.ie  

Health service information for Ukrainian nationals

Updated mental health supports information is here
Disability services information is here
Healthcare services information is here
COVID-19 information is here
COVID-19 vaccination video, Dr Oksana Kozdoba, a Pediatrician from Ukraine, shares information about the vaccination programme in Ireland. She covers the vaccines offered in Ireland to protect babies, school children and adults.


Donate to the Appeal

We have listed below a number of organisations that are providing humanitarian aid in the region. 

Red Cross 

Red Cross teams are on the ground now in Ukraine and will continue their work to repair vital infrastructure, support health facilities, and help families with life-saving food and hygiene items. 

Donate to the Red Cross (Ireland)
Donate to the Red Cross (Ukraine)

Polish Humanitarian Action

This Poland-based organisation is providing humanitarian assistance including food and other forms of support to people who have had to leave their homes. They are asking for donations to help people affected by conflict, including internally displaced persons and refugees coming to Poland.

Donate to Polish Humanitarian Action 


United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency has been working in Ukraine for decades, expanding access to reproductive health services to some of the hardest-to-reach people. As fighting escalates in Ukraine, we will stay and scale up the delivery of life-saving services. We know that women and girls will be amongst the most at risk.

Donate to UNFPA 

Irish Organisations 

Dochas has provided a list of Irish organisations that are providing humanitarian aid in the region.