The Bailiff’s Disaster Relief fund has now received over £455,000 from the people of the Bailiwick in support of Ukraine.
Guernsey’s Bailiff, Richard McMahon, said that a fifth tranche totaling £70,000 was transferred yesterday to the Disasters Emergency Committee “to assist it and the agencies with which it works in their ongoing, and still very much needed, efforts to help those affected”.
The Committee brings together a series of leading humanitarian organisations from the UK to help maximise donations from the British public when disasters strike overseas.
“With fighting continuing in the south-east of Ukraine, we have to recognise there is still a major humanitarian crisis in Ukraine with millions of people displaced by the war and its wider effects,” continued Mr McMahon.
Pictured: The Russia-Ukraine war has seen fighting shift from the north and capital of the country to the east.
“Countless refugees forced to flee their homes because of the war continue to need our assistance to help to alleviate their suffering,” he said.
“The response by the people in Guernsey, showing amazing generosity, has been fantastic. There have been some extremely generous single donations but any amount, whether large or small, is sincerely appreciated."
The Bailiff drew parallels between the Liberation of the Channel Island and the situation in Europe: “We have been reminded of the effects of war especially when it also affects civilians. Sadly, the effects in Ukraine are likely to be around for a long time so whatever we can do to help will be welcomed by those who receive it."
Pictured (top): Richard McMahon, Bailiff of Guernsey.
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