A humanitarian response for those affected by the war in Ukraine

The Lorna Byrne Children’s Foundation is proud to support the Ukrainian Red Cross in their urgent humanitarian response as a result of the war in Ukraine.

The conflict in Ukraine is shaping up to be one of the biggest humanitarian emergencies in Europe for years to come, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Millions of people in Ukraine have been deeply affected by the war and are in desperate need of safe drinking water and food, as roads are impassable, and electricity and water supplies are cut off. The most pressing needs are emergency medical care, medicine, clean water and shelter for people who have had to leave their homes.

In recent days, the Ukrainian Red Cross has provided first aid training for more than 2,000 people sheltering in metro stations and bomb shelters so they can help treat family and friends in the event of injury. Its volunteers are helping to evacuate people with disabilities and emergency response teams are assisting firefighters, medical and civil protection teams – helping to save many lives. The National Society has already distributed its complete stock of 30,000 food and hygiene parcels for people on the move. Volunteers are also helping at reception centres set up in schools and coordinating with the Polish Red Cross to assist people at the border.

The Lorna Byrne Children’s Foundation was delighted to have donated €10,000 to the Ukrainian Red Cross this International Women’s Day to provide vital humanitarian aid to help those affected by this heart breaking war.

Thanks to your ongoing help we have been able to respond to help this life saving work at such a devastating time. We believe every child deserves to be safe, happy and healthy. We must always reach out and help where they are.