We have collected instructions, recommendations and contacts, which can help you in the chosen country and situation.
Today, many people fleeing the war in Ukraine are ending up in Russia. For some of them, this is the closest destination available; others are evacuated by force.
“Helping to Leave” (Russian: «Помогаем уехать», Pomogayem Uyekhat). This project works with Ukrainians affected by the war, including those forcibly deported to the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories or to Russia. It provides informational, financial, and psychological assistance, and also facilitates evacuation from unsafe areas.
The Civic Assistance Committee (Russian: Комитет «Гражданское содействие», Komitet Grazhdanskoye Sodeystviye). This project is dedicated to helping migrants and refugees as well as protecting their rights across the country. The Civic Assistance Committee provides legal, medical, psychological, and humanitarian assistance.
If you are a survivor of a crime committed by the Russian military, you can contact a coalition of Ukrainian human rights organizations. It collects accounts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during Russia’s military action in Ukraine. They will document your case and keep a record.
Below is an instruction that will help you handle an emergency situation while in Russia:
There are no unified federal standards in Russia that determine the number and quality of shelters in different regions. This means that the situation may vary significantly depending on where you are staying.
NGOs have online maps and addresses of crisis centers from all over Russia — both nongovernmental and state-owned. Different shelters and crisis centers have different rules. Please contact these organizations directly to find out more about the requirements for getting help or staying at a shelter.
The “No to Violence project” has created a map with collected verified non-profit organizations that work with survivors of violence.
ANNA Center (Russian: Центр «АННА») has a similar list.
A mobile app with an alarm button for survivors of domestic violence. At the click, the app will send an SMS with your coordinates to your emergency contacts.
Use this app to find nearby crisis centers and get instructions on what to do if you have experienced violence.
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