Giro555 is aangesloten bij de Emergency Appeals Alliance (EAA), een samenwerkingsverband van Nationale Acties in 13 landen wereldwijd. Deze 13 Nationale Acties hebben op 9 maart gezamenlijk al meer dan € 500 miljoen ingezameld voor hulp aan Oekraine, laat de EAA met onderstaand persbericht weten.
Joint Announcement by EAA members
The Hague, March 10th 2022
Emergency Appeals Alliance members raise 500 million Euros for Ukraine people
Intense conflict in Ukraine is threatening the lives and livelihoods of civilians across the country, causing hundreds of thousands to flee. Homes have been destroyed. Essential services have been hit. Families have been separated. People have been injured. Lives have been lost.
Heavy fighting, shelling and air strikes across Ukraine have had devastating consequences for civilians. 2.1 million people have fled the country in recent days, with millions more projected, and many more have had to leave their homes to escape the fighting.
By March 9th, EAA members have collectively raised over €500 million in an incredible demonstration of solidarity across 13 countries.
The Emergency Appeals Alliance (EAA) brings together 13 national coalitions that work together to increase the impact of their joint fundraising appeals.
Saleh Saeed, Chief Executive of the UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), is Chair of the EAA:
“It is truly incredible and heart-warming to see the generous outpouring of support and solidarity around the world for the people of Ukraine and those affected by the conflict. The EAA is an alliance of organisations working in 13 countries across Europe, North America and Japan, with affiliates in Australasia: between us, we represent over 150 national charities and NGOs. Many will now be working tirelessly to scale up the massive humanitarian response in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.
“Our message is simple: please donate now if you can and together we will provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the millions affected.”
According to UNHCR 2.1 million people have fled Ukraine since 24 February, with millions more projected. 1.2 million have crossed into Poland alone, with thousands more seeking safety in Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary. Parts of Ukraine have been affected by conflict since 2014. People in Donbas have been living through an armed conflict for eight years. Due to this long-lasting conflict, 2.9 million people in Ukraine were already in need of humanitarian assistance, and around 853,000 people were internally displaced.
The current escalation in conflict will have devastating consequences for the civilian population and humanitarian needs are expected to rise significantly. The adverse effects of this crisis are compounded by the socio-economic and health impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has put significant strain on the most vulnerable families and children.
Humanitarian organisations anticipate 12 million people are projected to become affected, including up to 4 million people projected to be newly internally displaced. Of the affected population, 12 million people – nearly 30% of the population – are expected to need humanitarian assistance, and 6 million with the most urgent humanitarian needs.
EAA members are in constant contact with our 150 partner NGOs operating in the region—they are working hard to develop aid that is adapted to needs of the refugees. Thanks to your donations, we will be able to help them set up a targeted, quality humanitarian response to help the people of Ukraine and neighbouring countries.