Disasters and Emergency Committee (DEC) charities are in Ukraine and neighbouring nations to meet the needs of all refugees and displaced people; more than a million people have fled their homes to escape conflict in Ukraine, since the invasion by Russia
Last Updated: 03/03/22 4:20pm
Sky Sports News join Sky News and all terrestrial broadcasters in supporting the launch of the Disasters & Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
The DEC brings together 15 leading UK aid charities at times of crisis overseas to raise funds quickly and efficiently, with the group assisting those in need of urgent help following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The appeal will see leading UK aid agencies come together to help people who are fleeing to escape conflict, while DEC member aid agencies say families urgently need shelter, food and water.
DEC members and local partners are in Ukraine and across the border working to meet immediate needs, with intense fighting threatening the lives and livelihoods of civilians across the country.
The appeal’s launch, shown just before 7pm on Thursday, is to be broadcast on both Sky Sports News and Sky News and will be simulcasted with the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
UNICEF has reported that the invasion of Ukraine poses an immediate and growing threat to the lives and wellbeing of the country’s 7.5 million children. To support UNICEF’s emergency appeal for Ukraine, Sky will be making a collective donation on behalf of the Group of £250,000.
To further support those who wish to donate directly, Sky will also match £ for £ (€ for €) any employee donations made to UNICEF or the DEC appeal up to a further £250,000.
To donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, helping charities provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families, CLICK HERE.