We Build Ukraine

Charity live stream­|24 February, 12:00 - 00:00 CET

In support of UNHCR
minecraft dirt block with grass

Help the streamers to build blocks by donating blocks

Donated to Ukrainian Refugees

$ 0 USD

Two years of war.
Two years of divided families.

After Russia invaded Ukraine two years ago, one out of every three Ukrainians had to leave their homes. Many used up their savings, and their houses were damaged or destroyed. Almost four million people are displaced within Ukraine, and nearly 15 million need emergency help. Through the initiative "We build Ukraine" gamers are invited to build back neighborhoods of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in Minecraft. You can help them build blocks by donating blocks. All proceeds will be donated to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.


What is We Build Ukraine?

We Build Ukraine is a charity-event where streamers are building the city of Kyiv inside Minecraft while we come together to raise funds for the people who have had to flee their homes in Ukraine. By donating building blocks to streamers you donate directly to Sweden for UNHCR.

Can playing games help Ukraine? How does it work?

It may sound odd but actually, yes. You will donate building blocks to streamers so they can build back Ukraine.

Where does the money go?

All the donations go to UNHCR’s work in Ukraine.

Why Sweden for UNHCR?

The initiative started out in Sweden and Sweden for UNHCR makes sure the money lands where it’s needed the most.

How will my donations be used?

Your donations will be used to provide life saving help in Ukraine. With teams across Ukraine and in neighboring countries hosting refugees from Ukraine, UNHCR is providing protection and humanitarian assistance, including emergency shelters, repairs for homes damaged by shelling, emergency cash assistance, and protection such as psychological support. Winter relief is also provided for displaced people in need as temperatures plummet, such as high thermal blankets.

How can I donate?

You can donate through the fundraising platform Betternow.

Will you be streaming the gaming sessions?

Yes, on the 24 february, stream will be live here on the website, twitch and YouTube.

Is there an age requirement to participate?

Make sure you have the legal age in order to donate.

Who is behind WeBuildUkraine?

We Build Ukraine is an initiative from OKTO (OKTO.se) and Qruxel Productions (Qruxel.tv) in support of Sweden for UNHCR. Like so many of you we got very affected by the war in Ukraine and felt like we had to do something. Together with you we believe we can make a difference for the people in need.

What gamers are invited to participate?

We Build Ukraine reached out to some of the biggest Minecraft streamers to help out and raise money for Sweden for UNHCR. It’s very important that streamers share the core values of UNHCR.

Which payment options do I have?

You can donate with a credit or debit card. Depending on your country, other alternatives might be available such as Swish, MobilePay or Vipps.

Do I need to create an account for giving a donation?

No. You just have to fill out a few basic information, and the amount you would like to donate.


What does UNHCR do?

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization working to save lives, protect rights and build a better future for refugees, internally displaced communities and stateless people. UNHCR works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find refuge from violence or persecution.

Where does UNHCR work?

UNHCR staff in 132 countries are working to ensure the protection of people forced to flee, strengthen access to education and livelihoods, and provide life-saving support like shelter, water, food and health care. UNHCR partners with governments, non-profit organizations and private-sector companies to support forcibly displaced people and the communities hosting them.

How is UNHCR funded?

UNHCR relies almost entirely on voluntary contributions. Individual governments and the European Union provide 85 percent of our budget. Another 11 per cent comes from individuals and the private sector, including foundations, corporations and the public. Even so, UNHCR typically receives only half the money it needs each year.

What does “UNHCR” stand for?

UNHCR stands for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, also known as the UN Refugee Agency. It was created in 1950 to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes during the Second World War. Today, UNHCR protects and assists millions of displaced and stateless people around the world.

How does UNHCR protect refugees?

UNHCR protects and assists refugees in many different ways. In emergencies, UNHCR provides physical protection from violence, individual documentation, counseling and the most basic needs, like shelter, water, food, health care. UNHCR also tries to safeguard their fundamental human rights in their countries of asylum, including by supporting their integration in national programmes and services. Longer-term, UNHCR works to ensure that refugees won’t be sent back against their will to a country where they could face persecution. UNHCR also supports them to resettle in third countries or repatriate voluntarily to their homeland when it is safe.