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Wiltshire Council encourages residents to consider donating to the Ukraine Disaster Emergency Committee Humanitarian Crisis Appeal

Wiltshire Council is encouraging residents who want to support the people of Ukraine to consider donating to the Ukraine Disaster Emergency Committee Appeal.

Published 4 March 2022

Wiltshire Council is encouraging residents who want to support the people of Ukraine to consider donating to the Ukraine Disaster Emergency Committee Appeal, which is providing urgent humanitarian aid including food, water, shelter, healthcare and protection.

More than a million people have fled their homes to escape intense conflict in Ukraine. Disaster emergency committee charities are in Ukraine and neighbouring countries working hard to meet the needs of all refugees and displaced people. All donations will be gratefully received and below are some examples of how charities say the money could be spent:

  • £30 could provide essential hygiene supplies for three people for one month
  • £50 could provide blankets for four families
  • £100 could provide emergency food for two families for one month

Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council: "Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, we are really grateful for all your support and it shows that Wiltshire stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

"We have been inspired by the spirit and determination of the people of Ukraine, and moved by the plight of those in danger and escaping conflict. I am proud of the response from our communities who have a strong track record for their compassion and humanitarianism and helping others in their time of need.

"People in Ukraine are in urgent need of clean water, emergency shelter, food, health assistance, protection and trauma care. Donating to the Disaster Emergency Committee Appeal ensures they get the support they need and that donations go to those directly affected by the conflict.

"Working alongside our communities, Wiltshire takes an active role in resettlement schemes for refugees, providing housing, education, employment and social support. We will update on the support we are offering and how residents and community organisations can get involved once details of resettlement schemes for Ukraine are announced by the Government."

There are a number of other ways people can provide support and ensure it benefits those directly affected by the ongoing conflict. The council has set up a page on its website listing some of the ways that people can provide support. Although not an exhaustive list, the council will look to keep it updated as much as possible.

Go to the Support for Ukraine page.

Local and national charities advise the best way to help is by making a cash donations to organisations such as the Ukraine Disaster Emergency Committee Appeal, the British Red Cross or Save the Children who are already working on the ground and can provide help where it is needed most.

Go to Ukraine Disaster Emergency Committee Appeal (opens new window).

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