Many global charities and organisations are accepting donations to aid Ukraine, and this has inspired local institutions to do the same.
If you want to donate to organisations based in Malta, you can reach out to the following.
Local charities accepting donations for Ukraine
Support for: assisting Emergency Aid at the Siret border in Romania, where over 67,000 refugees from Ukraine have fled following the Russian invasion.
Support for: Caritas Ukraine, who have been essential in providing food, water, accommodation, and personal hygiene items to Ukrainian refugees.
Support for: mental health and psychological support for refugees, mobile soup kitchen, medical supplies including cots, blankets, food, and cash. Malteser International has been active in Ukraine since the 90s, and continues to provide humanitarian aid in these harsh times.
Support for: civilians who are suffering the consequences of the invasion in Ukraine through the deployment of Mobile Medical Units.
Donation sites for physical donations
It started with one Polish national in Mellieha trying to fill a suitcase of donations to send to the frontlines.
Now it’s a country-wide affair, and the local air-force is helping out with delivery.
You can drop off your donations at:
- Luqa – DC Aviation – Departures Hall, Malta International Airport.
- Valletta – Vaia Legal – 24/25 Vincenti Buildings, Strat Street.
- St. Julians – Alliance Jet – Level 17, Portomaso Business Tower.
- Birkirkara – Emperor Aviation – W Business Centre, Level 3, Triq Karmenu Pirotta.
If you’re not sure what to donate, this event page is updated regularly with new donation needs, and if you want to make sure they reach the right place, you can contact the Honourary Ukrainian Consulate in Malta for more information. They have a warehouse in Zejtun still actively accepting donations.
If you have room, consider taking in a Ukrainian refugee. Hotels and small businesses have put up places for them to stay, but the rate at which they’re fleeing from their home could outpace available locations – so if you have the room, and you want to help, make room for a Ukrainian refugee.
Malta4Ukraine is also a good resource for people who want to stay updated with local initiatives and donation drives.
In the face of a war that threatens not only the Ukrainian population, but the western values of choice, freedom, and safety, many of us feel powerless to help.
But we can help.
Donate what you can: monetary or otherwise. Check in on your Ukrainian friends and neighbours. Welcome the refugees that just landed in Malta.
Each member of the Switch team is donating an hour a day of expertise to humanitarian causes. If you would like to offer time, money or resources, but don’t know where to start – get in touch with us and we’ll help put you in touch with people who need your help.