The ongo­ing Russian inva­sion of Ukraine has led to a major human­i­tar­i­an cri­sis. At the time of this writ­ing, March 19, 2022, more than 3 mil­lion Ukrainians, includ­ing 1 mil­lion chil­dren, have fled to neigh­bor­ing coun­tries to escape the war. The remain­ing pop­u­la­tion of about 40 mil­lion is under direct attack. They need our imme­di­ate support! Russian cit­i­zens who oppose the war are sub­ject to arrest and per­se­cu­tion; over two hun­dred thou­sand are esti­mat­ed to have already left their coun­try. Many cit­i­zens of Belarus have left their own coun­try for sim­i­lar reasons. The war has inflict­ed immea­sur­able pain on the schol­ar­ly com­mu­ni­ty
We call on the international academic community to commit our time and effort to support Ukrainian, Russian, and Belarussian scholars affected by this war. Together we must help those in need to continue their work and education and ultimately build a better future for their countries and humankind.