ukraine resources

Explore resources available through the library such as books, eBooks, films, articles and more on the topic of Ukraine.

Also on this page, find resources from around the web that AHML librarians have collected such as podcasts, websites and guides.

The World's Eyes are on Ukraine

Non-fiction, novels, and films that give insight to the current political situation in Ukraine and its people
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  • How to Help

    As you watch the events in Ukraine unfold, you may be wondering what you can do to help. We've compiled a list of credible organizations you can contribute to that are working to provide aid. 

    Refugee Aid 

    • CARE. The international humanitarian group is providing food, water and other items to families fleeing violence in Ukraine. Contribute here
    • Project Hope. Project HOPE responds to humanitarian emergencies and disasters. Currently, according to the group’s website, the group is aiding those in Ukraine by mobilizing its emergency teams and “sending medical supplies and standing by to provide health screening and care for refugees.” Donate here.  
    • World Central Kitchen. Founded by world-renowned chef José Andrés after an earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, the group provides meals to people in need around the globe. Andrés is now feeding Ukrainian refugees at the Polish border. Your donation will be used to support our emergency food relief efforts. 
    • Polish Humanitarian Action. A Polish-based non-governmental organization is providing humanitarian aid including food and other forms of support to Ukranian refugees who had to leave their homes. Donate here. 
    • HIAS. This organization provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives. Donate here to support the Ukraine crisis response. 
    • UNHCR. A global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. Donate here. 

    Humanitarian Aid

    • UNICEF. Over eight decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has built an unprecedented global support system for the world’s children. Donate here to help UNICEF ensure Ukraine's children have access to safe water, nutrition, health care, education and protection. 
    • International Rescue Committee. The IRC helps people affected by humanitarian crises—including the climate crisis—to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. As Ukrainians seek safety, the IRC is preparing to rush critical aid to displaced families. Help support families affected by the Ukraine crisis here
    • JDC. The JDC has been helping the Jewish community around the world since 1914; for the last 30 years it has focused on helping Ukraine’s Jewish population. It aids elderly Jewish people, children, and families by providing food, medicine, and utilities. Donate here
    • GlobalGiving. GlobalGiving is a nonprofit that supports other nonprofits by connecting them to donors and companies. You can donate directly to a specific project or to GlobalGiving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund and we'll allocate it to where it's needed most. 
    • Doctors Without Borders. Staffers with the medical relief organization remain in Ukraine and are "seeking ways to respond to the medical and humanitarian needs as the conflict evolves." Offer support here
    • International Committee of the Red Cross. The Swiss-based organization is supporting the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross in helping those impacted by the war. Donate to the ICRC
    • Sunflower of Peace. The nonprofit's current mission involves providing medical and humanitarian aid for people impacted by violence in Ukraine. Donate here
    • Voices of Children. The Ukraine-based charitable foundation has been offering psychological counseling, including art therapy, for children affected by war in the country's east since 2015, according to its site. The group is currently helping children and families across Ukraine, including helping with evacuations. Donate here. 
    • Support Ukraine NOW.  A crowdsourced information platform with the most comprehensive list: official funds, requests, materials. Donate to a fund.


  • Reliable News Sources

    Our librarians have compiled this list of reliable news media sources along with their pages on Twitter and Instagram. 

    Russian and Ukrainian Independent Press

    • The Kyiv Independent. Twitter: @kyivindependent | Instagram: @kyivindependent_official
      • An independent Ukranian media outlet reporting in English. The organization has been covering the Russia-Ukraine conflict, doing fact checking, and reporting on human rights. Since the group is not affiliated with any government and reports in English, it is becoming an important window into what’s happening in Ukraine right now. 
    • OpenDemocracy Twitter: @openDemocracy | Instagram: @open_democracy 
      • The leading independent website on global current affairs--offering stimulating, critical analysis, promoting dialogue and debate on issues of global importance and linking citizens from around the world. 
    • Meduza. Twitter: @meduza_en | Instagram: @meduzapro
      • An independent Russian online newspaper and news aggregator. 
    • OVD Info. Twitter: @OvdInfo | Instagram: @ovdinfo
      • An independent Russian human rights media project aimed at combating political persecution.

    American News Outlets

    World Organizations

    Fact Checking Websites

    Journalists on Twitter

    Current Events Explained on Instagram

    • @mosheh: Mosheh Oinounou is a Media producer with a BA in political communication and an MA in Security policy studies. His Instagram account is dedicated to curating and explaining the headlines from verified sources.  
    • @emilyinyourphone: Emily Amick is an attorney who represents American Victims of terrorism. She was previously on counsel to Senator Charles Schumer. She has a MA in journalism, a JD from Columbia University School of Law and an LLM in international criminal law.  
    • @sharonsaysso: Sharon McMahon is a former government teacher. She uses her Instagram to explain the headlines in a way high schoolers would understand.