As Europeans, we are witnessing horror unleashed by war on our continent on a scale not seen since the Second World War. A large number of colleagues have been moved to support those affected by the crisis; many have approached us to ask if our fund could help.
The EU Staff COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund was set up as a way for EU staff to show their solidarity with the people in Europe worst hit by the pandemic. Now a new humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Europe. While we know that many colleagues are already supporting those affected by the conflict, we want to offer a means for EU staff to join together to show our collective solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
Our partnership with the Belgian King Baudouin Foundation and its extensive network enables us to quickly channel donations to humanitarian organisations working on the ground in Ukraine, but also in neighbouring countries as communities receive refugees.
To this end, we have set up a special fundraiser to support the people of Ukraine through this humanitarian emergency.
The King Baudouin Foundation has already identified organisations in Ukraine (Caritas Ukraine, People in Need and the Ukrainian Red Cross) that we can channel funds to this week. As we receive requests from trusted NGOs active in neighbouring regions, we will include them in the list.
We are organising this campaign with support from EU staff trade unions.
If you prefer, you can make a bank transfer with the following information:
IBAN: BE10 0000 0000 0404 (Fondation Roi Baudouin)
Reference: +++ 623/3698/50096 +++
Please use the reference to make sure your donation is allocated correctly!