Rotary is deeply concerned by the ongoing loss of life and suffering caused by the war in Ukraine. Rotary’s decades of experience and deep networks around the world are helping to alleviate this humanitarian crisis.
The war in Ukraine is having devastating consequences on civilians as families flee their homes. According to the United Nations, more than 8 million people, most of them women and children, have sought refuge in neighboring countries and across Europe. Millions more have been displaced within Ukraine.
Rotary clubs around the world have taken action and are working with to provide food, water, medical equipment, and shelter for refugees. The Rotary Foundation has received more than $15 million in contributions that will be prioritized for disaster response grants.