DEMA is a staunch proponent of democracy, equality, individual liberties, and civil discourse, and stands with people and organizations of conscience around the world in condemning all unnecessary violence and aggression.
The action in Ukraine has already resulted in thousands of lives lost and uprooted more than a million people from their homes.
For the protection and safety of all, including the entire diving community in eastern Europe, we hope that this extremely volatile situation, and its threatening and unpredictable consequences, can soon be defused and resolved. As we continue to hope for peace, please be aware that the following organizations are asking for assistance to help alleviate a growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine:
DWF/MSF is conducting a range of activities to help people travel to health care facilities and access prescribed medications.
The Switzerland-based international organization seeks to help people affected by the conflict.
The London-based organization helps deliver essential humanitarian aid to vulnerable children around the world.
UNICEF supports health, nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation, and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in Ukraine.
This international organization is providing emergency assistance to families including cash assistance and opportunities for resettlement.
This charitable foundation is helping to provide psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by the conflict.