Help for Ukrainian Refugees

Visit restaurant Kalinka in Jena

The Russian-Ukrainian restaurant Kalinka supports Ukrainian refugees. It is near the lab in Gustav-Fischer-Straße 11.
They open from 11-16 Monday to Saturday and offer cookies and cakes besides the warm meal - real traditional cuisine.
A visit is highly recommended and it is for a good cause!


Please find here information from Jena University about help for Ukrainian refugees:


More accommodation is urgently needed for the people from the war zone who are seeking help. If you have the opportunity and would like to offer accommodation to refugees, you can let the city know by filling out a form at
The form asks, among other things, how many people could be accommodated, whether separate living quarters are available for privacy and how long it would be possible to accommodate refugees. If you would like to provide accommodation specifically for researchers, you can report this to the Welcome Centre at .  


The Society of Friends of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena e. V. is collecting donations for students of the University of Jena who are in financial need due to the war in Ukraine. Through the emergency fund of the Society of Friends you can support the students and enable them to continue their studies in Jena. The first applications for financial support from Ukrainian students have already been submitted. The students will be supported with 450 euros per month for an initial period of three months.  

The donation account is:

Notfonds Studierende der Universität Jena, Commerzbank Jena
IBAN: DE78 8204 0000 0253 9609 00
Keyword: Notfonds  


In view of the war, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is making it possible to post-nominate Ukrainian researchers until 18 March 2022 in the current call for proposals of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. Further information can be found here:   

Through a targeted funding offer, the Volkswagen Foundation would also like to support researchers in temporarily continuing their academic work in Germany. For further information on the conditions of the call and on how to apply, please see  

Further support offers can be found here (German):


In addition to housing offers and donations, interpreters are also needed. Volunteers with language skills in Ukrainian or Russian can contact us at .  


You can find regularly updated information on the aid offers of the University, in Jena and the region on the University's homepage at   In the future, we must also expect students and academics from Russia to flee to us. Here, too, we are preparing to help and will keep you informed about how you can support us.   If you have any further suggestions, ideas or questions, please feel free to contact us at .


Here you can find information about support services in Weimar and initial information for refugees from Ukraine:


Mascha is a place (non-profit organisation) where they collect products for refugees to give out as nothilfe packages:

Help for Pets:

TASSO e.V. created TASSO.Help to help refugees from Ukraine and their animals staying together:


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