(Warsaw) An international fundraiser of 10.1 billion
European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen announced in Warsaw on Saturday that the euro ($ 13.8 billion CAN) was aimed at supporting Russian-occupied Ukraine.
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Updated at 12:01 p.m.
The stand-up campaign for Ukraine, organized by the European Union, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the international organization Global Citizen, aims to raise funds for Ukrainian IDPs and refugees.
Artists like Elton John, Alanis Morissette, Billy Elish, Annie Lennox and Chris Rock have joined the campaign with world leaders who have pledged to raise billions of dollars on behalf of their countries.
“We are saddened by the suffering of the people in Ukraine,” Elton John said on Facebook.
Bob Zambavan, 75, called on his fans to “help people whose lives have been turned upside down and who have given up everything for a safer life.”
“No one has to face tragedy like this,” Elton John said.
MMe At a conference in Warsaw on Saturday, Van der Leyen described the event receipts as “fantastic”.
“The world has finally pledged 9.1 billion euros as part of the campaign […] In addition, the Commission, along with the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), is adding another billion for displaced persons in Ukraine. This is wonderful. So 10.1 billion euros. “Me Van der Lion.
He said the European Commission would pledge 600 million to Ukrainian authorities and 400 million to “border countries that do significant work in helping refugees.”
According to her, other funds will be added to it.
“The unity of nations, businesses and peoples around the world sheds some light on this dark time,” he said.Me Van der Lion.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky also spoke by video message.
“Ukrainian courage has already united the entire democratic world,” he said, calling on the West to impose further sanctions on Russian banks and stop buying Russian oil.
According to the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 4.3 million Ukrainians have fled their country since the February 24 invasion of Russia. The UN estimates that the number of internally displaced persons is 7.1 million.