To help all those who left Ukraine to seek refuge in our country after fleeing the war, United Way Hungary has set up an emergency fund.
The purpose of this fund is to raise funds and provide quick and effective assistance to meet the basic needs of adults and children fleeing Ukraine to Hungary.
In the coming days and weeks, we will inform you about the actions taken and the directions of help.
You can help immediately by clicking this button. Please, put “Ukraine” in the comment section.
Why are we doing this?
As the situation in Ukraine escalates we have a moral duty to support those who have to escape from the war and destruction in Ukraine. We do not want this war, but we have to face its consequences. Thousands of refugees already appeared on the Hungarian border, looking for a safe haven.
All these people left everything behind and escaped with only a few basic personal properties, like passports, phones and some cash. They had neither the time nor the opportunity to purposefully pack for the time they need to spend away from their homes.
As a result, many of them are not even prepared to meet their basic needs. They need food, they need hygienic products and during these freezing winter days they need warm clothes. However, even if they had money in the bank – which is not necessarily the case for many of them – they probably did not have the opportunity to withdraw any as queues for the ATMs were long and money finished soon from the machines.
They left their homes in a rush fearing their lives. They fought for seats in the bus or train that took them here or walked long kilometers in freezing cold. They are shocked and in fear. They reached an unknown country and some do not even speak Hungarian. As interpreters and translators are few at the border, many refugees remain helpless as they do not understand what is going on around them.
They need help and United Way Hungary is committed to helping those in need. We believe that everyone has a right to meet their basic needs as well as education, healthy life and financial stability. We also believe in improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.
What do we do?
- In cooperation with the local government of Kisvárda, we put together immediate aid packages which will be delivered by local civilian helpers to those in need.
- In cooperation with the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta, we deliver donations to the most appropriate locations according to current demand at the time.
- Through our network of more than 400 institutions we contact all our partner schools located in the affected areas so that we can address local needs and provide targeted assistance as mostly needed.
In the coming weeks, we will update the list of actions and add more details as we proceed with the program.
95% of your individual donation will provide direct relief to those impacted by this growing humanitarian crisis.
How can you help?
We encourage everyone who wants to help in this situation to contribute to this fund through sponsorships or individual donations.
Join our fundraiser and invite your friends, colleagues and family to join it.
don’t forget! we are, once again united to help
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Name: United Way Magyarország
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