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UPS pledges support for the crisis in Ukraine

[ March 16, 2022   //   ]

UPS has pledged $1 million in emergency funding and in-kind support for the crisis in Ukraine. In that effort, UPS Foundation is partnering with the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Salvation Army, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – organizations that are on the ground assessing how and where to deploy resources and deliver core relief supplies to Ukraine refugees.

The European Union will play a key role in response and will be a primary destination for refugees, which is where UPS is focusing its humanitarian relief efforts.

“The UPS Foundation is closely monitoring the emerging humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and working with our NGO partners and international affairs experts to provide support to the internally displaced and refugees leaving Ukraine during this time,” said Nikki Clifton, president of social impact and The UPS Foundation.
UPS is not transporting any items from the U.S. to Ukraine because in its long history of engaging in these situations, UPS has learned that collection drive items rarely reach the intended recipients. Instead, it is supporting the leading organizations delivering needs-based items on the ground in and around Ukraine.

UPS also confirms that all Ukrainian UPSers, including its Coyote, Marken and Roadie colleagues, are safe and are being contacted daily.