The crisis in Ukraine keeps unfolding – please donate
A message from Aviva:
Aviva's thoughts are with those affected by the crisis in Ukraine at this very distressing time, as we see a humanitarian disaster unfold. Through our partnership with the British Red Cross, we’re donating £500,000 now to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal. On top of that we’ll match donations made £1 for £1 up to the value of a further £500,000. We continue to hope hostilities end quickly.
As you know, the humanitarian situation is increasingly dire and desperate.
Millions of people have no safe place to call home. More than 3 million have already left Ukraine, while countless more are still trapped underground, taking cover from the shelling, and desperate for a safe escape.
Hundreds of thousands of people still have no food, no water, no medical care, and no heat or electricity.
Red Cross teams have been working around the clock to get critical care to those who need it most, both in Ukraine and its bordering countries. But with recent freezing temperatures, and ongoing violence, an enormous number of people urgently need help right now.
We know the news coverage is overwhelming. But we need your support to keep responding. This situation is changing rapidly and will affect people for some time. But knowing we can rely on your support, together, we can give hope to people in the darkest of times.
Please donate right now if you can.
How will my donation help people in Ukraine?
As the security situation allows, the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will continue to respond to existing and emerging humanitarian needs. The Red Cross has supported people affected by this conflict for years and this will not stop now.
Your donation could help someone affected get:
• first aid
• warm clothes
Please donate today.
What is the Red Cross doing to help people now?
So far, Red Cross teams in Ukraine have helped more than 750,000 people since the conflict began. This includes distributing 400 tonnes of vital aid, including food, blankets, hygiene parcels and warm clothes.
First aid training has also been delivered to over 42,000 people so they have the skills to treat their loved ones if needed.
They've also been providing psychosocial support, and helping people regain contact with their loved ones if they've been separated.
Red Cross teams in bordering countries are offering medical care and providing food, aid and shelter to people arriving from Ukraine.
How is the British Red Cross supporting refugees from Ukraine in the UK?
We’re ready to support refugees arriving from Ukraine in the UK. We don’t yet know when or where our support may be needed but we are preparing to warmly welcome refugees who have had to leave their homes and lives behind.
We are primed to provide compassionate support, information and basics like food, clothes and blankets, if needed, along with helping families contact loved ones, wherever they may be.
Your donation will help us reach more people.
£10 could provide a hygiene kit to a family of five, giving them supplies to stay healthy for a month
£20 could provide five blankets to families taking shelter
£30 could provide 3,600 chlorine tablets to ensure that families have access to clean, safe water
£100 could provide sleeping mats for 66 people who have been forced from their homes
£210 could provide a fully equipped first aid kit, including supplies, to a first aider treating those wounded
*Aviva will match all donations made via this and its other market appeal pages £1 for £1, up to the value of £500,000 globally. The Red Cross will not share any donor's personal data with Aviva.
Extremely worrying news from Ukraine where millions are at risk of deadly consequences.
ICRC Director of Operations