How does one turn compassion into action?

Part of being human is to be there for each other. To support one another through thick and thin. Through the good times and the more challenging ones. The past two years have been nothing short of challenging, and Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine is no exception. So how can we find solutions to better help our fellow humans? It starts with compassion.

As a company with a humanity-centred approach, we cannot stay silent. Designit stands with Ukraine and the surrounding communities offering safe harbours in the wake of these attacks. As a global organisation, and as our values state, humanity is at the centre of what we do and who we are. Even in the smallest of ways, taking action can help curb the feelings of helplessness that many of us share.

So what now?

We are turning what started as compassion into action. Are you looking for ways to show support but don't know where to start? We've gathered together resources shared by our teams and community, supporting Ukraine – from places to donate and find key information to creative responses and fundraisers. While this is not yet an exhaustive list, it's a start. We hope it'll serve as an inspiration for others to lend their voices and efforts in continued support of helping those in need.


Razom for Ukraine

Funds go towards medicines, hospital supplies, and tech enabled emergency response supplies that facilitate the delivery of this aid.

Ukraine Red Cross

Funds go towards blood collection, mobilisation of volunteers and resources, and emergency activities.

Global Giving

Funds go towards shelter, food, water, health and psychosocial support, access to education and economic assistance.

Doctors Without Borders

Funds go towards training hospitals on managing mass casualty incidents, and urgent medical supplies such as surgical kits and trauma kits.

The Great Orchestra of Christmas

Funds go towards medical devices and single-use supplies such as bandages, fixation devices for hospitals treating refugees.

British Red Cross

Funds go towards food, water, first-aid, medicines, warm clothes and providing shelter.

UN Women

Funds go towards needs of women and girls who have had to flee to neighbouring countries.

International Rescue Committee

Funds go towards evacuation efforts, providing necessities such as groceries, blankets, warm clothes, stoves and cash for needful purchases.


Funds go towards “blue dot spaces” in neighboring countries which provide information to families seeking refuge, psychosocial support, water and sanitation supplies, and help in identifying and protecting unaccompanied and separated children, along with clean water, healthy food and medical supplies.

World Food Programme

Funds go towards emergency food assistance to children and families in Ukraine and neighbouring countries affected by the conflict.


Funds go towards prepositioning health, hygiene, and emergency education supplies, and supporting mobile child protection teams providing psychosocial care to children traumatised by chronic insecurity, responding to cases of violence and abuse against children and assisting children separated from family.

Voices of Children

Funds go towards assistance to children and women with necessities, accommodation, relocation, and psychological support.

Polish Humanitarian Action

News outlets

Creative Resources

‘Every action we take in support of refugees and their families is an action in support of our shared humanity. Thank you for caring so deeply about what’s happening in the world around you.’

Nic Parmaksizian

Global CEO, Designit

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