Several friends asked me for donation advice to support Ukraine during this war.
Answers like "there are probably not many funding constrained opportunities, it's likely more efficient to give money to help Afghanistan or donate to GiveWell's Maximum Input Fund" are obviously not useful.
I've spent a couple of hours looking at forum posts tagged Ukraine, and haven't been able to come up with advice I'm happy with :/
Personally, I'm getting the impression it probably makes sense to bias donations towards:
- "experienced organizations with a pre-existing presence in the affected country", from GiveWell: 6 tips on disaster relief giving
- independent news sources or humanitarian aid, instead of military support
But don't really have any "I would donate to X" style of advice, or something like the GiveWell list of top charities.
Is anyone in the same situation? What are you currently recommending?
I'll post what I'm currently sending as an answer here