News and how to help and donate in and around Nottingham

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It will include news, notice of demonstrations, place to donate money, clothes toiletries etc

It will be updated on a daily basis as long as it is needed.

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Russian Journalist to Auction Nobel Medal to Benefit Ukraine
New York Times

Dmitri A. Muratov, whose newspaper was shuttered in response to the Kremlin’s increasingly draconian censorship, will donate the proceeds to Ukrainian refugees.

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A heroic Ukraine roused a performance of spirit, endeavour and courage to stun Scotland and earn a historic World Cup play-off final against Wales

Scotland v ukraine With their country enshrouded in trauma amid the ongoing war with Russia, a team hauled together shone brightly at a sun-drenched Hampden.

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8 feel good stories from the conflict in Ukraine that will inspire and give you hope in humanity

feel good stories From charities and governments to celebrities and everyday people, millions are pitching in to ease the burden for fleeing or sheltering Ukrainians. In turn, they’re inspiring the world with their generosity and strength.

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Kalush Orchestra - Stefania Wins Euro Vision for Ukraine
Grand Final - Eurovision 2022

kalush "Stefania" (Ukrainian: Стефанія, (listen)) is a 2022 song by Ukrainian folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra. The song represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, after the winner of Vidbir 2022, Alina Pash, withdrew her candidacy after being questioned as a legitimate participant. It is the third song sung entirely in Ukrainian to represent the country at Eurovision, but the second to actually compete at the contest. It won the contest with 631 points, making it the first song sung entirely in Ukrainian and the first rap song to win.

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Soyuzivka’s Support Ukraine Festival: July 15-17, 2022

ukraine fest Join Soyuzivka for live performances this July 15-17, 2022, including vendors, arts & crafts, games, music and much more as we Support Ukraine!

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Ukraine: No to war! Resist all militarism!
Peace Pledge Union

no to war The Peace Pledge Union stands in solidarity with peace campaigners in Ukraine, Russia and throughout the world who are resisting the war in Ukraine. Renouncing all war and condemning the invasion of Ukraine, we stand against both Russian militarism and NATO militarism.

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3 stories of how strangers are helping Ukrainian refugees

3 stories Alongside the horror and despair of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there are stories of hope and humanity, as strangers are stepping up to help refugees.

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9 Acts of Kindness Towards Ukraine’s People That Will Give You Hope
Global Citizen

9 Acts of Kindness There’s no two ways about it, the news has felt like a lot lately. Between the 2 a.m. doomscroll and the intravenous flow of heartbreaking headlines, it can feel like the world is rapidly rolling towards annihilation.

That’s why it's so important to take a moment to acknowledge all of the ordinary people who are out there doing good in the world.

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Nottingham March, 19th March 2022

On Saturday 19th March, Nottingham held a march in support of the people of Ukraine.

Over 400 people took part in the march, which went from the Robin Hood statue, round the centre of town, and ended up at the Brian Clough Statue.

A group of young people recorded the event for an Oh My Nottz report.

Here is the slideshow made up of some of the photos they took.

Ukrainian celebrity chef offers free gourmet meal to refugees
DW News

Celeb Chef This Ukrainian celebrity chef is offering a free gourmet meal to refugees arriving in Lviv.

DW News

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Ukrainian kangaroos rescue captures world’s heart
News AU

kangaroos A Ukrainian man has braved heavy Russian shelling to rescue 10 kangaroos that were trapped in a zoo in Kharkiv.

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Forced to flee Ukraine, a Syrian student is reunited with his parents in UK
The National News UK

student reunited When Naeem Hijazi heard the rockets and missiles landing in Kharkiv, Ukraine, he could not believe he was going to have to escape yet another war.

The Syrian medical student had arrived in Ukraine only two months earlier after fleeing conflicts in Sudan and Syria before that.

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Africans in Ukraine
a Call for Poems, Short Stories and Creative Nonfiction
Conversations with writers
Deadline 14th July

africans in ukraine CivicLeicester and the Africans in Ukraine Education Fund are inviting and accepting poems, short stories and creative nonfiction (including memoir, diary entries, chronicles, biographical and autobiographical accounts, letters and other narratives) on the theme, Africans in Ukraine.

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Ukraine Crisis: Give today
International Rescue

international resue Intense conflict in Ukraine is threatening the lives of families across the country. Homes have been destroyed. Essential services have been hit. Families have been torn apart. People have been injured. Lives have been lost.

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UNHCR We urgently need your help to provide lifesaving protection to families forced to flee their homes in Ukraine.

Right now, you have the opportunity to help twice as many displaced families — thanks to a group of generous donors, all donations are being DOUBLED until we reach £210,000.

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Ukraine appeal: Help us provide urgent food
UN World Food Programme

un world food programme Civilians trapped in Ukraine need your urgent help. Families are experiencing food shortages, especially where fighting is flaring. Food is running low and grocery stores shelves are almost empty in the worst affected areas of Ukraine.

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Run For Ukraine
Nice Work

run for ukraine As tragedy unfolds in the Ukraine, we would like to do something heartfelt and special in support of all those suffering as a result of this violent and terrible conflict.

We would like to invite our running community to take part in the Ukraine Virtual 10k, 5k and 2k. Race Entries cost £15 and £10 from every race entry will be donated to the DEC's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

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Call on the UK government to welcome refugees fleeing Ukraine
International Rescue

international rescue Since February 24, when Russia’s military entered Ukraine and the bombardment began, more than 2 million people have fled across borders. The UK must ensure that people fleeing Ukraine – including non-Ukrainian nationals– are offered sanctuary in the UK. Are you with us?

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Housing for Ukrainian Refugees
Ukraine Take Shelter

ukraine take shelter is an independent platform connecting Ukrainian refugees with potential hosts and housing.

This website is a public bulletin. We encourage everyone with spare space to post a listing and to mark their listing as filled once they have successfully taken in refugees.

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Ukraine war: Details of new UK visa scheme for refugees announced

how to house a ukraine The government has launched a Homes for Ukraine website for people wanting to register to host a Ukrainian refugee.

Housing and Communities Secretary Michael Gove said the nation has a "long and proud history of supporting the most vulnerable during their darkest hours".

There will be no limit to the number of Ukrainian refugees who can be hosted in the UK under the new visa scheme.

Households will be paid £350 a month, tax free, per residential address.

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Ukraine help: What can people in the UK do?

mother and child As a humanitarian crisis unfolds in Ukraine following its invasion by Russia, many people in the UK are looking for ways they can help.

From using donations to help people in the warzone or fleeing bombs, to enabling refugees to resettle in the UK, here are some of the groups offering support in the crisis.

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DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
International Rescue Committee

international rescue Intense conflict in Ukraine is threatening the lives of families across the country. Homes have been destroyed. Essential services have been hit. Families have been torn apart. People have been injured. Lives have been lost.

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) - of which the IRC is a member - has launched an urgent appeal to respond to the rising humanitarian needs. With your help, DEC charities can scale up their response and help families affected by the conflict through this crisis.

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How to give safely in Nottinghamshire to support Ukraine
West Bridgford Wire

rushcliffe council By giving to a registered, regulated charity, the public can have assurance that their funds will be accounted for in line with the charity law framework. Established charities with experience of responding to disasters are usually best placed to reach victims on the ground.

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Sunflower of Peace
Katya's fundraiser

sunflower for peace Sunflower of Peacehas officially started a fundraiser to prepare first aid medical tactical backpacks for paramedics and doctors on the front lines.

Each backpack has the ability to save up to 10 lives: Ukrainian soldiers, civilians, volunteers, and children. These backpacks are designed for a second level of medical care in terms of combat action, according to the standards of tactical medicine (Tactical Combat Casualty Care), namely the level of paramedics, arrow-sanitary department.

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Ukraine Crisis Appeal
British Red Cross

Red Cross ukraine appeal We are gravely concerned about the intensification of fighting in Ukraine over the past few days.

People are losing their homes and lives; families are being separated. Essential services, like water and healthcare, are under threat.

Please donate today if you can.

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Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal
Go Fund Me

ukraine appeal Millions of people in Ukraine are facing an imminent humanitarian crisis. They are in urgent need of medical supplies and relief as they face the prospect of renewed conflict. Please help them now.

A further Russian invasion will be catastrophic for the civilian population. The elderly, vulnerable, children and families are at risk of losing their homes and access to medical and other vital services. The psychological trauma of war will affect generations.

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