Today marks six months since the launch of Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal on January 27th
This CUF-UCC joint project was established almost a month before russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, which enabled a swift delivery of humanitarian aid – both in Ukraine and to Ukrainians who have sought refuge in bordering countries and in Canada.
Thanks to your generosity, in the past six months the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal:
- Delivered food boxes to 130,000 families in 21 Oblasts
- Purchased 3 months of medicines for 100,000 people
- Sent the first shipment of 140MT of buckwheat seed to Ukraine for planting this year
- Delivered 160 pallets of hospital equipment / medical supplies throughout Ukraine, including 7 pallets of IFAK’s
- Completed two evacuation flights for children with brain cancer to Sick Kids Toronto
- Arranged for training psychologists in Ukraine to treat the mental health of 5000 patients
- Set up funding for 2000 displaced children in Ukrainian-operated summer camps in Canada
- Delivered 8000 food boxes in Moldova and 3000 food boxes in Romania to displaced persons’ families
- Committed/distributed $15.5 million of donations
See our website for all press-releases to date.
Due to the severity of russia’s invasion, our work is only beginning. The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal continues to lead and support many projects in parallel to ensure essential assistance and aid is delivered to where it is needed most.
The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal has been established jointly by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) to formalize a coordinated approach in providing humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need in Ukraine to address any further aggression by russia. The main efforts of cooperation are to provide humanitarian assistance/relief in the areas of assistance to displaced persons, medical care, emergency shelter and food security.