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Donations for shipment of medical supplies
What Professor Mario Tschan and his research group from the Institute of Pathology are organising another shipment of medical supplies to Ukraine, with the approval of the Medical Faculty.
Who The Ukrainian side is managed by Igor Tokarchuk, who was an MD-PhD student at the University of Bern. If you have any questions or would like to donate, please get in touch with Mario Tschan. Your large and small donations make a big difference.

Bank account:
PostFinance AG, CH29 0900 0000 4526 6331 6
Mario P. Tschan, Bern
Code: Igor

Fund for refugee students
What Many students who have just arrived from Ukraine struggle to afford studying at the University of Bern. Students with protection status S receive support to cover their basic needs. Yet the costs associated with attending classes, such as laptops, public transport, registration and tuition fees, are not covered. The University of Bern has set up a fund to support refugee students (not only from Ukraine). Please donate to help remove financial hurdles for students who fled from war and contribute to their access to university education. Only private donations (no public funds or third party funding) can be accepted. To donate, please write a brief message stating the amount (Spendenbrief). If you have any questions about the use of the fund, please get in touch with Ellen Krause. If you wish, the university will issue a donation receipt.
Appeal for donations by the Swiss Student Union
What The Swiss Student Union is launching a fundraising campaign to support local student accommodation for displaced students in Ukraine. The funds collected in Switzerland are transferred to the Ukrainian student association, which will provide student housing through their local associations. Their efforts to provide shelter for students also extend to neighbouring countries of Ukraine.
Where

Website Crowdfunding-Kampagne

Website SUB «Housing for resettled Ukrainian students»

Appeal from the Department of Education and Culture of the Canton of Bern
What The Department of Education and Culture of the Canton of Bern is urgently looking for teachers and teaching assistants to support schools with teaching children who have fled the war in Ukraine. If you would like to help, please fill out the form (in German, French and Ukrainian) on this website.
Where Website (in German)
Ukraine-Hilfe Bern society
What Ukraine-Hilfe Bern supports refugees with settling into their new lives by trying to give them a certain amount of normalcy. Their activities are coordinated with the crisis management teams of the canton of Bern, the city of Bern, the Ukrainian community, and different aid organisations. Ukraine-Hilfe Bern is looking for volunteers to set up their activities and network with other initiatives. The website is an information platform for offers of help, which is constantly updated.
Where Website ukraine-hilfe-bern.ch
Coordination of aid to people from Ukraine in the canton of Bern
What The canton of Bern has launched a website to record and coordinate aid to people from Ukraine in the canton of Bern. With this form, you can register, for example, if you would like to provide accommodation or volunteer with your language skills. Please only record offers to volunteer in the canton of Bern.
Where Website Ukraine Aid Coordination
Facebook-Group “Imagine. Ukraine in Bern”
What “Imagine. Ukraine in Bern” is a Facebook-Group for people from Ukraine and Bern, who need help and those who offer support. The network aims to connect people with questions and different kinds of knowledge and skills.
Contact imagine.ukrainebern@gmail.com
Where Facebook-Group
Student mentors wanted!
What The Student Union of the University of Bern (SUB) has set up a mentoring program where students at the University of Bern can register for a "buddy system" to look after Ukrainian exchange students. Having a buddy helps exchange students a lot with settling into university life in Bern.
Where Register as a mentor here.
Fundraising campaign for refugees on the Romanian border
What Dr Johannes Klein, a lecturer at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Bern, is raising funds for refugees at the Ukrainian border to Romania. Johannes has been an evangelical pastor in Făgăraș since 1996. Făgăraș lies 250 kilometres south of the Ukrainian border and has felt the effects of the war. Together with his congregation in Făgăraș, Johannes offers refugees – predominantly women and children – food and shelter. They meet the refugees at the border points, offer them a place to stay and help them to plan their onward journey, for instance to places of accommodation in Germany. To be able to do this work, Johannes is raising money for petrol and food. The evangelical community in Făgăraș is grateful for small or large donations:
Where

Biserica Evanghelica C.A. Fagaras
RO12RNCB0055006917590002
BIC/SWIFT: RNCB ROBU
Banca Comerciala Romana

Links to external organizations

Support Ukraine Now: Consolidated list of relief actions 

Donations for emergency aid

The World Trade Institute prepared an overview of donation opportunities.

Swiss Solidarity: Appeal for donations and search for volunteers 


Red Cross Ukraine: On-site financial support 


Red Cross Ukraine: On-site financial support 


Libereco: Immediate humanitarian aid for Ukraine 


Helvetas: Emergency financial aid for Ukraine 


Doctors without Borders: Financial support for medical staff on site 

Accommodation for refugees

Campax: Platform for private accommodation for refugees from Ukraine 


Elinor: Shelter for refugees from Ukraine 

Transport and local relief efforts

Please keep in mind that it is more difficult for privately organized aid transports to get to their destination than for professional organizations. 

LeaveNoOneBehind: Donations for refugees and on-the-ground assistance, coordinates volunteer relief efforts. 


Mission Lifeline: Transport and aid on the Slovak-Ukrainian border. 

Are you a member of the University of Bern and are coordinating a relief action? Please get in touch through this e-mail address to publish your efforts here.  kommunikation@unibe.ch