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The crisis that is unfolding in Ukraine has escalated and has already shown the world that major humanitarian aid is needed in the region. The survivors are fleeing their homes, over 1.5 million people, some heading to friends and family across Europe, and some entering refugee camps. The need for support is both immediate and ongoing. The escalation is happening so quickly that we have launched our appeal to support our ties in Europe and will keep our supporters informed as moves are made to aid those affected.
 
Disaster Aid Canada joins our Disaster Aid and International Partners; DA Europe, DA UK & Ireland, DA Australia, and DA USA to support European Rotary Leaders, Governments, and other NGOs in trying to establish what help is needed in Ukraine. DA Europe is loading their DA Trailer and coordinating items most needed in their Districts. The aimed emphasis will be on refugees and those that aren’t able to get aid by other means. Disaster Aid doesn’t claim to be politically motivated, only to help the survivors get through this man-made disaster.
 
At this stage, we ask you to do what you always do and trust us to act with our usual integrity, transparency, professionalism, and compassion as we come up with a plan to distribute resources that we know will be so generously provided by our donors.
 
Donated funds will go to support humanitarian aid for the Ukrainian people. please donate.

Update on Ukraine - March 11

Over 2 million people have fled Ukraine, mostly women, children, and the elderly. Disaster Aid Canada continues to raise funds supporting the humanitarian needs in Ukraine. We have updates from the region and our partners:
 
We are applying funds raised towards the purchase of Sawyer water filters, purification equipment, needed desperately by victims of the crisis. The equipment is purchased in North America and delivered to Disaster Aid Europe in Prague.  The filters are then delivered to the Slovak/Ukrainian border and then to Uzhorod refugee centers. These filters are portable and can be carried by refugees as they move, ensuring them clean water wherever they go. The Sawyer filter is a low-cost all-in-one water filter ideal for providing emergency drinking water for a family for a year.
 
Disaster Aid USA has sent 1000 of these units already and Disaster Aid Australia has also committed funds to further the clean water initiative in the region.
 
Disaster Aid Europe additionally is setting up SkyHydrant MAX water filtration systems for Ukrainian refugees in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and other neighboring countries. 
 
Disaster Aid UK & Ireland are also discussing support in the region and we will share updates as we receive them.
 
Many thanks to those that have already donated to this appeal. please donate.