As fighting in Ukraine continues, the American Red Cross has contributed $10 million dollars to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to help alleviate the suffering caused by this devastating crisis. This support allows the Red Cross network to provide lifesaving aid to those in need — both in the country and in neighboring areas.
Over 10 million people have been displaced by this conflict, more than four million of whom have fled Ukraine to nearby countries. An estimated 18 million — a third of the country’s population — will need humanitarian assistance.
As the fighting continues and the dire humanitarian situation unfolds, the needs on the ground remain critical. Over the past month, the Red Cross has reached more than 750,000 people with life-saving aid, both within Ukraine and in neighboring countries.
“The devastating reality of Ukraine is that the needs are growing every day. Amidst increased violence and a disrupted supply chain, delivering essential goods in many parts of the country is getting harder — not easier,” said Francesco Rocca, President of the IFRC. “Responding to a crisis of this magnitude takes teamwork, which is why we’re working hand-in-hand with the Ukrainian Red Cross on the ground to let people know that they’re not alone. Not ever,” he states.
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