Stand Up For Ukraine: mobilisation of funding and support for Ukrainians in full swing
April 7, 2022

Stand Up For Ukraine: mobilisation of funding and support for Ukrainians in full swing

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.

In particular:

  • For the 4 million people who have already sought shelter in the EU and for others who are likely to come: the funding will be used to cater for their short and medium-term needs in EU Member States, from food, housing and medical care to education and employment.
  • For the 6.5 million people, including 2.5 million children, who had to flee their homes but stayed in Ukraine and are now internally displaced: funding and donations will provide them with vital humanitarian care.

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. 

How to contribute

Governments and private companies are invited to contact the European Commission if they wish to make a financial contribution: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Finally, individuals can make a financial contribution via Global Citizen’s GlobalGiving platform.

Find our more

Press release

Questions and Answers

The Stand Up For Ukraine campaign

The EU stands by Ukraine

Canada’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Support to Ukraine – website of the Polish government


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