01 March 2022
Philea stands in solidarity with Ukraine
We stand in solidarity with our members and all the people of Ukraine amidst the Russian government’s invasion into their lands. Our most heartfelt thoughts go to the families, friends and loved ones affected by this devastating situation.
We believe in a just and democratic world where we recognise that we are so much more similar than we are different.
We believe we are so much stronger together than apart.
As we join millions around the world watching the situation unfold, several of our members and affiliates are working on the ground in support of those affected by this crisis.
We stand with them in their efforts to support the full respect of international humanitarian law and protection of civilians and civil society. We will be updating this page with resources and information as we access them and invite you revisit this space in the coming days for more information.
Mercy Corps has shared an assessment of the situation and their response so far, detailing the need for physical cash, support for local actors on the ground, and the provision of trusted information to families and individuals transiting through the conflict zone
The International Committee of the Red Cross is working in the field, with a focus on restoring water supply, especially in medical facilities since water infrastructure has been damaged
The European Cultural Foundation has published a statement condemning the conflict, along with a call for donations for an emergency edition of the Culture of Solidarity Fund for Ukraine, and asked the public to notify them about emergency needs in the field of culture.
The International Rescue Committee is helping to welcome the refugees from the conflict in Poland, and are supporting partners in Ukraine.
The Lutheran World Federation has launched a call for donations to support the churches and people of Ukraine.
Olga Aivazovska, Chair of the Board of the International Renaissance Foundation, explains in a video how well Ukraine is able to cope with the threat.
Mott Foundation issued a statement about the invasion of Ukraine.
Schwarzkopf Stiftung and Members of European Youth Parliament in Ukraine and in Russia call for peace and share young European perspectives on the current situation and have organised a webinar on 2 March on the background of the escalation of the conflict (in German).
Caritas Austria is providing an additional 300,000 EUR for emergency aid and is helping with the distribution of food, heating materials and hygiene items and support children in schools, in so-called Child-Friendly-Spaces as well as care for the elderly in the most remote villages.
Erste Stiftung has published “United in support for Ukraine.” – a Talk Europe special interview with Wojciech Przybylski, Editor-in-Chief of Visegrad Insight.
Open Society issued a statement “Open Society Stands with Ukraine amid Russian Invasion”.