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News article7 April 2022Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

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

2 days to go

2 days to the global pledging event Stand Up For Ukraine convened jointly by President von der Leyen and Prime Minister of Canada 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 Government of Canada, 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 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.

The President of Poland Andrzej Duda will participate alongside President von der Leyen, while Prime Minister Trudeau will participate remotely.

Refugees and representatives of local non-governmental organisations working on refugee relief have also been invited to attend.

 

How to contribute

Governments and private companies are invited to contact the European Commission is 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: ECHO-private-donations@ec.europa.eu

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

 

Background

The Stand Up For Ukraine online pledging event will conclude a broader social media campaign launched by the European Commission and the Government in Canada on Saturday 26 March, in partnership with Global Citizen. 

The campaign answers a call for support launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The aim of the campaign is to raise funding and other types of support to cater for the needs of internally displaced people in Ukraine.

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.

The President of Poland Andrzej Duda will participate alongside President von der Leyen, while Prime Minister Trudeau will participate remotely.

President Zelenskyy has also been invited to participate remotely.

6.5 million people are currently internally displaced in Ukraine. In addition, the European Union is hosting more than 4 million refugees. Poland is hosting more than 2.5 million refugees and plays an important role as a humanitarian hub, dispatching to Ukraine support from all over Europe.

 

For More Information

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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