FIA donates €1-M aid to Ukraine

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The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) has pledged a €1-million donation to help those directly affected by the current crisis in Ukraine.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much has the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile pledged as humanitarian aid for the people of Ukraine?

    The federation has pledged €1-million donation.
  • Where will the donation be coursed through?

    The amount will be given to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
  • In a statement, the FIA said that the financial support "will be split equally between the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as a charitable contribution."

    Those who will receive assistance from the IFRC and the UNHCR are those considered “most at risk,” which include unaccompanied minors, single parent families, the elderly, and the disabled. The amount will be utilized to provide food, water, and hygiene products as well as assist people leaving Ukraine with shelter, basic aid items and medical supplies

    Ben Sulayem

    “The donation builds on ongoing actions from FIA member clubs across Sport and Mobility that mobilized quickly and are already providing humanitarian support and assistance to refugees and internally-displaced persons,” the federation shared.

    “Member clubs have been collecting and transporting essential goods (medication, non-perishable food, hygiene and baby products), providing roadside assistance, and financial support through humanitarian organizations,” it added.

    Further, the FIA expressed gratitude over the efforts of the global motor sport community and fans who supported the charitable causes through their own means.

    The FIA cited that around 3.3 million people have crossed borders, 6.5 million individuals were displaced internally, and more than 12 million persons have been affected in the hardest hit areas.

     “In collaboration with the FIA Foundation, and with the support of the IFRC and the UNHCR, we are combining our FIA resources to support the humanitarian effort in Ukraine and neighboring countries," FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem was quoted as saying.

    "We are indebted to the initiatives of our Member Clubs and the FIA Foundation in making a contribution to easing the plight of all those affected by the invasion of Ukraine. We hope for a peaceful outcome to the conflict,” he added. 

    Photos from Federation Internationale de l'Automobile

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