Rotary Response to the Ukraine Crisis

Rotary Ireland District Interim Ukraine Relief Fund Established to expedite the delivery of relief supplies. Please Support.

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Rotary International Statement

It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.

At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.

As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.

In the past decade, Rotary clubs in Ukraine, Russia and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace-building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence. Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.

Rotary International

25-Feb-2022

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Rotary Great Britain & Ireland Statement

It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world. 

At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the devastating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.

As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organisations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission.

Following a meeting this afternoon with Rotary International General Secretary, John Hewko, which included more than 40 Rotarian leaders from Ukraine and neighbouring countries, plans have been put in place for Rotary to respond and support the horrific and ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

On a global level, a central disaster response fund is being launched, which will be coordinated through The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. Our efforts will principally focus on refugees escaping the war.

There are many existing infrastructures that we can work through to reach those most in need, including the Rotary Action Group for Refugees and Intercountry Committees.

Collaboration has also begun with ShelterBox, our global partner in disaster response, and they are in direct contact with Rotarians in Eastern Europe. As well as ShelterBox, Rotary is also in contact with other emergency response organisations including Red Cross and the United Nations to ensure our efforts are complementary and coordinated.

In Great Britain and Ireland, we have established an operational taskforce, which will be led by Allan Smith, Rotary GB&I Humanitarian Disaster Response Lead. This will give Rotarians, who are always so quick to respond with support in situations such as this, a central point of contact and assistance through their District International Team.

In addition, we have our own Rotary GB&I Disaster Recovery Trust, which can also act as a vehicle for channelling donations that can be used for the recovery phase of this crisis. An appeal will be established in due course.

Rotary International will be communicating directly with all members around the world, and will advise Rotarians on how they can provide humanitarian relief via My Rotary.

Our thoughts are very much with the people of Ukraine, and our fellow Rotary members. Rotary will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region. 

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Rotary Ireland Statement

Ukraine Relief Fund

In order to expedite the delivery of relief supplies, we are establishing a District Interim Ukraine Relief Fund today, to receive donations immediately from Clubs and members. Please get this message to your club members, as we know there are many who may wish to make personal donations.

Both RI and RGB&I are working to establish the most effective way to use relief funds and it is intended that funds raised now in our District will be forwarded to either the RGB&I Disaster Recovery Trust or any Rotary Fund established specifically for use in Ukraine.

Donations can be made immediately by bank transfer to the District Bank a/c, details below, or by posting cheques to the District Treasurer. Cheques should be in favour if Rotary District 1160 with Ukraine Relief written on the back.

Donations by post to: District Treasurer, Cantona, Dunbur Road, Wicklow A67K680

By Bank transfer

EURO

RIBI District 1160

Ulster Bank, Stephen Street, SLIGO, Co. Sligo

Sort Code: 98-62-60

Account No.: 43452239

BIC: ULSB IE 20

IBAN: IE13 ULSB 9862 6043 4522 39


GBP

RIBI District 1160

Ulster Bank, Springhill Branch, Bangor, Co. Down

Sort Code: 98-03-60

Account No.: 89161019

BIC: ULSB GB 2B

IBAN: GB63 ULSB 9803 6089 1610 19


Thank you for your support.

Dave

Dave Murray

District Governor





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