Dutch fundraising campaign raises millions for Ukraine

“We are very touched by the enormous willingness to give in the Netherlands. Despite the fact that the national action day on radio and TV already happened a month ago, a lot of money is still coming into the account of Giro555,” said Action Chair of Giro555, Kees Zevenbergen to the media. [Shutterstock/Benny Marty]

Dutch fundraising campaign raises millions for Ukraine. The national fundraising campaign, Giro555, has collected €160.8 million for Ukraine to date.

The money raised for Ukraine is the second-highest amount raised by Giro555,  as reported by the NL Times. The campaign for tsunami victims in Asia in 2004 raised a total of over €208.3 million in comparison.

“We are very touched by the enormous willingness to give in the Netherlands. Despite the fact that the national action day on radio and TV already happened a month ago, a lot of money is still coming into the account of Giro555,” said Action Chair of Giro555, Kees Zevenbergen to the media.

“Everyone wants to help, whether it be school classes, multinationals or sports associations. That is very special to see,” Zevenbergen added.

Giro555 works alongside CARE Netherlands, Cordaid, Kerk in Actie, Oxfam Novib, Dutch Red Cross, Plan International Netherlands, Save the Children, Refugee Foundation, Terre des Hommes, UNICEF Netherlands and World Vision, Giro555’s website reads.

These organisations have been helping those affected by the war in Ukraine by providing relief with food, water, medicine, and shelter. They have also offered evacuation support and medical care.

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