The situation in Ukraine is becoming increasingly dire! As the conflict escalates, so does the impact on millions of innocent people as they helplessly watch their country rapidly deteriorate. Without access to essential goods and services – such as food, medicine, water, electricity, and banks. Most in Ukraine must rely on the help and generosity of others.
CDF Canada is particularly concerned about the impact on Ukrainian women. The very same women we help in our SEW project and who are still recovering from past conflicts and war, find themselves under siege yet again. While conditions worsen, CDF Canada is doing everything possible to support the people and most vulnerable in Ukraine.
CDF Canada is actively raising much-needed funds for the people of Ukraine and calling on the cooperative community across Canada to help. Whether you are a member of a co-op, a leader of a credit union, or simply a humanitarian at heart, every dollar counts, and every life matters!
Money raised will enable CDF to respond to the humanitarian and resilience needs of our project’s beneficiaries and their families, CDF Ukraine’s staff and families, and our local partner’s staff and members. Our beneficiaries are more than 2,000 vulnerable women, including Internally Displaced Person living in the Kyiv, Kharkov, and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts of Ukraine. They have already been impacted by the 2014 invasion and this is now yet another blow to already vulnerable people.
The support could include preparedness, immediate and ongoing relief efforts, long-term recovery, resiliency, and other critical humanitarian activities as needs arise, both in Ukraine and surrounding countries, including supporting populations displaced.
The money raised will be disbursed through CDF Canada and its main partner and there will be no CDF Canada fundraising cost.
The first funds received will be sent to our partner Vyhoda Credit Union who opened a refugee support group in its own branch to support families in need.