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Tech for Ukraine
Tech for Ukraine

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Help victims of the war in Ukraine !

The war in Ukraine is a humanitarian crisis, we already have:

  • thousands of deaths
  • millions of refugees

People are dying, loosing their jobs, their savings, their opportunities for education and for health...

Many organisations and individuals are doing whatever they can to help, and I think that we can also use our skills in tech to help however we can.

I have seen multiple new initiatives that are looking for volunteers for technology. Contact them if you can help, or get inspired to create other solutions for specific problems:

EU4UA

They match Ukrainian refugees with European hosts.
https://www.eu4ua.org/

UATalents

They match Ukrainian job seekers with companies looking to help.
https://www.uatalents.com/

Stand With Ukraine

StandWithUkraine gathers & categorizes initiatives to support Ukrainians across the world and makes them available broadly.
https://www.standwithukraine.app/

Support Ukraine Now

Real ways you can help Ukraine as a foreigner: a crowdsourced information platform.
https://supportukrainenow.org/

Ressources for Ukrainians students arriving in France

This is a project by fellow Development Hacker Sebastian Gil. He created a website to centralize all the info necessary to Ukrainian student refugees arriving in France (housing, food, phone, transport...). He needs help with SEO, scraping new ressources and finding partners. He says you can also use his work for other countries and causes. Learn more in his post below:


Maybe you can help with new features, or translating in new languages. I'm sure we can all do something, and the time to do it is now !

Let's see if we can use this community for something good :)

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Rayan Nait Mazi

I've been trying to think of quick solutions to help also. The other day I saw a post on Reddit about a Ukrainian language student looking for people to give language lessons to make some money reddit.com/r/france/comments/t9lw3...

I'm thinking a lot of Ukrainians could benefit from this if they loose their jobs. I'm sure a lot of people could be interested in doing ukrainian or russian language lessons + discovering more about their culture. Maybe we could set up a quick landing page where refugees from the war looking to give language lessons can showcase their profile and give their contacts.

If anyone is interested we could do that together :)

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Cécile Plaire

I think it is a really good idea!
Maybe you can use Glide to do it (glideapps.com/). It is super easy to use and allows to do a progressive web app : it is a website that can be download as an app, whatever is your phone brand. So I think that could be a good solution in this specific case. If you are interested in that solution, let me know and I can help. :)

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Rayan Nait Mazi • Edited on

Thanks for the suggestion :)
I was looking at other quick tools like Softr (softr.io/), they are giving free pro memberships for people working on projects related to Ukraine

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Joseph Pujol

Hey Rayan! I think that's a great idea. We all must help them in any way we can. Learning their culture, their history and helping its spread is the best way to counter those who want to erase them.
I have been thinking about learning the basics of slavic language, and I cannot say that I master the history of Ukraine, neither their culture.. so I'll definitely be up for this :)
If needed, I have an Ukrainian friend, she lives in France since four years and I'm pretty sure that she would be into helping us with it

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Cécile Plaire

Great idea!

I've also heard that on the Polish border, pimps are hunting Ukrainian women to take advantage of the situation and their misery. If one of you have any idea of a tech solution that can help protect them, I think it would also be really important.

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Rayan Nait Mazi

Wow that's really bad :/

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Rayan Nait Mazi

Thank you this is great. The situation is horrible and I would love if we could use this community to support these projects and build new ones! I'm going to share this on other communities.

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Tech for Ukraine Author

Thank you for the support <3
If you start new projects I will add them to the list!

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Tech for Ukraine Author

I added the project of Sebastian (@sbastian_gil_99450fb13bf ) to help Ukrainian students arriving in France. Thank you for contributing to help in this crisis <3