How to help with the Polish Belarus border crisis?

November 30, 2021

NGOs you can support. This list will be updated as we receive new suggestions. Feel free to add your suggestions to this list by writing to hrsi@ceu.edu

Drop off donations 

Nomada: Humanitarian activists from NGO Nomada are currently (29.11 - 05.12) collecting smartphones so people can ping their location and ask for help.

The drop off point is:
Improper Walls Gallery
Reindorfgasse 42, 1150 Wien
Wed - Fri 3:00 - 7:00

Please make sure the phone is working and is unlocked (no Simlock, PIN), the language is switched to English, and preferably comes with a charger.

Monetary donations

The Polish Centre for International Aid : The Polish Center for International Aid  has its teams of doctors on the border who do their best to attend to those in need. As you can imagine, they are in need of assistance and are calling for donations. If you would like to do so, simply use the IBAN code of PL66 1140 1010 0000 5228 6800 1010 while making the transfer, and add the word "granica" (it means "border" in Polish) in the field where you can put a message for the recipient. Below you will also find the necessary SWIFT codes for the bank with which the Center has an account:
 
BREXPLPW - SWIFT Code Breakdown
SWIFT Code       BREXPLPW or BREXPLPWXXX
Bank Code          BREX - code assigned to MBANK S.A. (FORMERLY BRE BANK S.A.)
Country Code    PL - code belongs to Poland

Ocalenie Foundation (Rescue Foundation): Ocalenie Foundation was founded in the year 2000. The foundation supports migrants in integrating into society and their personal development. We are working towards a cross-cultural dialogue and strengthening the community.
We strive to ensure equal rights for all and to make sure that all people may live in dignity.

#LeaveNoOneBehind : They usually operate in Greece, but they just started sending inkinds to the Belorussian-Polish border. 

Ratujmy Ludzi Na Granicy: A wide coalition of social organizations and informal groups urges the government to immediately admit medical and humanitarian aid to the zone of emergency. Saving people's lives on the border is now an absolute priority. Organizations specialized in providing aid have declared their readiness to act. The Polish government prevents them from entering the zone.

International Rescue Committee - Germany 
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Grupa Granica: Granica Group is a coalition of over a dozen non-governmental organizations that have been working for many years for and with migrant women and migrants, as well as documentary, research and legal teams. The Group consists of: the Nomada Association , the Association for Legal Intervention , the Homo Faber Association , the Polish Migration Forum , the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights , Salam Lab , the Open House , the Legal Aid Center. HNLAC , bread and salt , uchodźcy.info , Kitchen Conflict , Zone WolnoSłowa , RATS Agency and independent activists, lawyers and researchers.

The Belarus Red Cross Society : Anyone who wants to help can make a charitable payment:

For donations from other countries:

In EUR:
Minsk City and Minsk Region Directorate of  Belinvestbank (JSC), Code 739;  BELARUS RED CROSS SOCIETY;
BY28BLBB31350100265026001003, BLBBBY2X.

In USD:
Minsk City and Minsk Region Directorate of  Belinvestbank (JSC), Code 739;  BELARUS RED CROSS SOCIETY;
BY98BLBB31350100265026001004, BLBBBY2X.

Directly to the charity account:
In Belarusian rubles:
Belarusian Red Cross Society
p/s BY87BLBB31350100265026001008 in Belinvestbank OAO, BIK BLBBBY2X with the label "help for migrants"

Via ERIP:
Select the ERIP point "Charity, Public Unions" in the tree
Select the "Help for children, adults" item
Select the point "Belarusian Red Cross"
Select the "Charitable Contributions" item
Select the item "Secretariat of the Red Cross"
Select the "Charitable Contribution" item
Enter the number of charity event 9000
Insert data and payment amount
Check the correctness of the information and make payment.

Refugee, Biryani and Bananas: FB fundraiser link. CAF Donation link.

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