Canada and the European Commission will lead an international fundraising effort to aid those escaping Ukraine’s civil strife.
The “Stand Up For Ukraine” fundraising campaign will include politicians, artists, and entrepreneurs, and will climax with a pledge ceremony on April 9 hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
They’ve teamed up with Global Citizen, an international advocacy organization, to raise donations for the humanitarian crisis produced by Europe’s deadliest warfare since WWII.
A statement from Trudeau’s office says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is inviting musicians, actors, athletes, business leaders, politicians and anybody else so inclined to take part in a large-scale social media rally to help his besieged country.
The goal is to raise money to help the millions of refugees and internally displaced Ukrainians forced to flee their homes following the Feb. 24 Russian invasion of their country.
Trudeau and von der Leyen met this week in Brussels on the prime minister’s second trip to Europe in two weeks to confer with allies on the Russian attack.
Source_ The Canadian Press