With the recent news of Russia invading Ukraine, the U.S. has decided to step in to help out.
Russia has already started bombing Ukraine and it is very devastating. Schools, homes and even children’s hospitals are being blown up.
There are many ways to help out America and Ukraine, which I will mention later, during this tragic time.
There is so much going on across the world, what does this mean for America?
As some already suspected, we are looking at the rise of gas prices. U.S. benchmark crude oil hit its highest level since 2014. As of now, oil prices are around $100 a barrel.
When it comes to oil, Russia makes up about 10 percent of the demand making about 10 million barrels of oil every day.
This would mean, if the barrel prices continue to increase, we could be looking at higher gas prices such as $5 a gallon or more.
Ways you can help Ukraine:
The Ukrainian Red Cross does loads of humanitarian work, from aiding refugees to training doctors.
The International Medical Corps is on the front lines and prepared to help citizens with emergency health care services, as well as mental health and psychosocial support.
Nova Ukraine is a nonprofit that delivers aid packages to Ukraine with everything from baby food and hygiene products, to clothes and household supplies.
UNICEF Ukraine is repairing schools damaged by the bombings and providing an emergency response to children affected by the conflict.
People in Need is providing humanitarian aid to over 200,000 people on the ground. For those most in need, they provide food packages, emergency shelter, access to safe drinking water, hygiene items and coal for heating.