Since Russia launched a full-out war on Ukraine on February 24, aid has been delivered to some of the hardest-hit cities in the north, east and south of Ukraine. We are withholding more specific information due to security concerns.
The Humanitarian Appeal has also delivered aid to Ukrainian displaced persons in Romania and Moldova. CUF is working with more than a dozen organizations and projects to help alleviate the worst humanitarian crisis in Europe since WWII.
In the coming weeks, CUF/UCC will continue to share information about the organizations, programs, and projects that your generous donations are supporting.
The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal is supporting the work of GlobalMedic, who are assisting Ukrainians displaced to neighbouring countries and internally in Ukraine. In Ukraine, Romania and Moldova GlobalMedic is distributing food, hygiene products and other aid.
Irina, a refugee from Kyiv, is one of the people who GlobalMedic assisted. To hear her story please click below:
To learn about GlobalMedic’s assistance to Ukrainian refugees in Romania please click below:
In Lviv, GlobalMedic and a “local partner have taken over a restaurant in Lviv. Funded by GlobalMedic, this local restaurant serves free meals to Ukrainians living in or passing through Lviv. GlobalMedic has set up at the train station, providing these free meals to families directly after disembarking the train.” GlobalMedic has also shipped medication and medical supplies to Warsaw, which were transported to support a hospital in Lviv. “Additionally, GlobalMedic has purchased 5,000 First Aid Kits, which will be sent overseas to families in Ukraine. Some of GlobalMedic’s Ukrainian-speaking volunteers translated instructional videos made to demonstrate how the contents of the kits should be used.”
The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, established by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) is working with Ukrainian government ministries, who are in the best position to advise on the needs on the ground so that we can ensure that the donations we receive meet the needs of the Ukrainian people. The appeal will work with established partners on the ground who have demonstrated the ability to deliver aid in a timely and effective manner.
The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Committee is established jointly by the two organizations 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 committee will work with the Ukrainian Canadian community across Canada to reduce duplication of effort, increase efficiency and ensure aid efforts have the most effective impact for Ukrainian citizens affected by the crisis.