The Committee for Open Democracy (COD) is a US based 501c3 that has launched the humanitarian aid effort “Help Ukraine 22 – Operation Palynytsya” (www.helpukraine22.org). Since its founding in 2010, the not-for-profit Committee for Open Democracy has consistently worked for free, fair and transparent elections. We have completed 30 election observation missions (EOM)s in 9 countries. Since free elections are only possible in democratic countries, we transformed our mission from election observation to humanitarian aid on the day Russia invaded Ukraine.

Due to the current invasion of Ukraine, we have now redirected our operational capacity, networks, and expertise to the immediate support and relief for the people of Ukraine.