NZ

NZ

In Aotearoa New Zealand, one of the most effective ways to support the crisis in Ukraine is to fundraise locally, and use the power of the New Zealand dollar to support initiatives in Eastern Europe.

💵Donation Page

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Should I support Grassroots or Established Organisations?

Grassroots organisations are much more financially efficient (often with little to no overhead expenses), are highly agile (are not restricted by bureaucracy),  and are therefore very effective in crisis conditions.

Established organisations are more structured, have better governance, and are capable of providing large amounts of support over longer periods of time.

Both types of organisations need support, and we have compiled a list of trusted organisations for you to support.

🤝Do you want to volunteer?

Fundraising and donating to one of the organisation listed above is one of the best ways to support on the ground initiatives. St Johns, has a great list of ideas that you could follow.

Cyber Security: Join the IT Army of Ukraine to support their initiatives

Activism

Follow the Ukrainian Association of New Zealand who hold protests https://www.facebook.com/Ukraine.NewZealand

  1. NZ Parliament Petitions
    1. Let Ukrainians who live in New Zealand bring their close relatives herehttps://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_119818/petition-of-olha-viazenko-let-ukrainians-who-live-in-new
    2. Pass autonomous sanctions legislationhttps://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_119823/petition-of-roman-kashpir-on-behalf-of-friends-of-ukraine

Embassy of Ukraine in your country

  1. EMBASSY OF UKRAINE (NEW ZEALAND)

Ukraine is represented in New Zealand by the Ukrainian Embassy in Singapore.

50 Raffles Place

16-05 Singapore Land Tower

048623

Singapore

Tel (+65) 6535 6550

Fax (+65) 6535 2116

Office hours 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm,Mon-Fri; 9.30am-12.30pm, Mon-Fri (Visa Office)

  1. CONSULATE OF UKRAINE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Oleksandr Kirichuk, Honorary Consul

c/o Puhoi Organic Distillery Ltd.

9 Saleyards Road

Puhoi

Auckland 404002

New Zealand

Social media https://www.facebook.com/Honorary-Consul-of-Ukraine-in-New-Zealand-105859674855034

Tel (+64) (21) 678 013

Office hours by appointment

No visa services

❤️Humanitarian help in New Zealand

  1. RED CROSS NZ (Various services)
    1. Restoring family links
      1. Services: Finding missing family, sending messages to family where there is no other mode of contact, checking on overseas family welfare, providing confirmation of detention if the International Committee of the Red Cross visited you in detention overseas.
      2. Contact:

If you are a social service or other referring agency, please complete a referral form and forward to us via email familylinks@redcross.org.nz

  1. Refugee Trauma Recovery
    1. Services: Supporting former refugees to restore well-being, cope more effectively and regain control of their lives. The Red Cross team is made up of psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, a social worker and a psychiatrist. (We) provide screening, assessment, treatment, therapy, care coordination and onward referral. (We) also work closely with other professional agencies to provide holistic support to clients.
    2. Contact: https://www.redcross.org.nz/what-we-do/in-new-zealand/migration-programmes/refugee-trauma-recovery/

To speak with someone about these services, call (04) 805 0350. You can find our Refugee Trauma Recovery centre at Level 6, 186 Willis Street,  Wellington.

  • Chris Clarke, Practice Manager (Monday to Wednesday)

04 805 0361 Chris.Clarke@redcross.org.nz

  • Andrea Witkowski, Reporting Administrator (Monday to Wednesday)

04 805 0363 Andrea.Witkowski@redcross.org.nz

  • Francesca Faggioli, Clinical Manager & Clinical and Counselling Psychologist. Registered NZ Psychologists Board (Monday to Friday)

04 805 0353 Francesca.Faggioli@redcross.org.nz

🏠 Entering New Zealand as a Ukranian Refugee

  1. NZ GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMES

Note that the following programmes are general government programmes not specific to particular geographies.

  1. NZ REFUGEE QUOTA PROGRAMME
    1. (About the programme)
  1. NZ COMMUNITY REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME
    1. (About refugee sponsorship)
  1. RED CROSS NZ - REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT RESOURCES

Includes information about the NZ Government and support services, resources for settled families, interpreting support, refugee sector organisations in NZ, international organisations, and education resources.

  1. COMMUNITY LAW - PRO BONO INITIAL LEGAL ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE