Author: Nicole DiAntonio (WUSA)
Published: 10:03 AM EDT March 17, 2022
Updated: 10:36 AM EDT March 17, 2022
WASHINGTON — Thursday marks three weeks since Russian military invaded Ukraine. Since then, more than 3 million people have fled the country, according to the United Nations.
Many people may be wondering what they can do to help those families in Ukraine.
Nadia McConnell is the president and founder of the U.S. Ukraine Foundation, an organization supporting the people of Ukraine in their quest for freedom, democracy, a free market economy and human rights.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Ukraine Foundation has been working on the ground in Ukraine since 1991.
As the invasion now moves into the third week, McConnell said there is a big need for medical supplies and a way to transport it there.
"What is missing is getting it from here to there and because it’s such an emergency situation, we have to airlift. Not only are people dying from the war, but now people are dying because they can’t get access to their normal medication‘s either," said McConnell.
This week the U.S. Ukraine Foundation hosted an event to help raise money to help send medical supplies to Ukraine's front lines.
"Ukraine AirLIFT is a program to deliver medical supplies to all parts of Ukraine, and it has been funding the flying of medical supplies to Poland for forward trucking to Ukraine. Initial shipments have been delivered to the Military Hospital in Kyiv," the organization shared on the Washington Stands with the Ukrainian People website.