With two days to the global pledging event Stand Up For Ukraine, convened jointly by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, mobilisation and outreach efforts to secure funding and in-kind donations for the people of Ukraine are in full swing.
The European Commission and the Canadian government, in partnership with international advocacy Global Citizen, are calling on governments, private companies and citizens to contribute to this global solidarity effort.
The funding and other types of support raised on 9 April will go to catering for the needs of internally displaced people in Ukraine and of those who have fled the country following the Russian invasion.
The pledges will be announced during a roundtable convened by President von der Leyen and Prime Minister Trudeau, on Saturday 9 April from 15:00-16:00 CET. In recognition of Poland’s essential role in supporting refugees fleeing the invasion of Ukraine, the Stand Up For Ukraine pledging event will take place in Warsaw.
Governments and private companies are invited to contact the European Commission if they wish to make a financial contribution: NEAR-SGUA-UKRAINE-CLEARING-HOUSE@ec.europa.eu
The European Commission has also created a system to channel in-kind donations from the private sector to Ukraine, Moldova and neighbouring EU Member States, to help cater for the needs of internally displaced and those who have fled the country.
The European Commission will coordinate the delivery of large-scale in-kind donations of vital items such as medicines, vaccines, medical equipment, tents, beds and emergency blankets.
Companies that wish to make in-kind donations are invited to contact the European Commission via email: ECHOfirstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, individuals can make a financial contribution via Global Citizen’s GlobalGiving platform.
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