All The Humanitarian Aid

But first Biden has asked for another aid package for Ukraine….

President Biden asked Congress for an additional $33 billion for military, economic, and humanitarian assistance for Ukraine as the US is preparing to back Kyiv in its war against Moscow for the long term.

According to the White House, the massive request includes $20.4 billion in military aid, $8.5 billion in economic aid, and $3 billion in humanitarian assistance. The funds are meant to last through the 2022 fiscal year, which ends on September 30.

$33 billion in aid for Ukraine…..

Factoid:  Biden’s $33 billion “emergency” military aid package for Ukraine is three times the size of the EPA’s entire budget for 2022.

So basically a war half a world away is more important than saving the fragile environment of this country…how rich is that?

Enough!

Humanitarian aid for Ukraine…..NGOs are leading the way…..

Almost $397 million has been raised in response to the crisis in Ukraine in the two weeks since Russia invaded, according to data from Candid. The figure is likely higher, and will become clearer as grant totals and donations are reported over time – but the initial pledges of funding suggest a global response of support for Ukrainians.

The total includes a $10 million donation from Bloomberg Philanthropies to World Central Kitchen, $21.8 million from the IKEA Foundation to UNHRC, and $25 million from Open Society Foundations towards its Fund for a Free and Democratic Ukraine.

The aim of OSF’s Fund is to raise $100 million ‘over the duration of the crisis and its inevitably protracted aftermath’, according to a statement by the foundation.

And in fact, the Fund for a Free and Democratic Ukraine is already attracting donations from big funders, including $1 million from the Ford Foundation, announced in a letter from Darren Walker, Ford Foundation President.

‘We have one simple message: we will never abandon Ukraine,’ said Alex Soros, deputy chair of the Open Society Foundations. ‘As Putin tries to wipe the country off the map, we will do all we can for the people of Ukraine. We urge others to step forward and join us.’

$397 million in support donated for Ukraine so far

If you are interested in tracking the cash then this may help….

https://www.devex.com/news/funding-tracker-who-s-sending-aid-to-ukraine-102887

Now my question is all those that have privately donated to the Ukraine Relief….

I am sure that Ukrainians appreciate your generosity….but how much have you donated to help the people in your town that are hungry, homeless and ill?

What makes the needs of a world away more important than the people in your town…your neighbors?

Just a thought

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

9 thoughts on “All The Humanitarian Aid

  1. The entire involvement of the United States in Ukraine is senseless at this point and if it keeps up the United States is going to put such financial pressure on itself that domestic programs will suffer egregiously. We need to pull out now before we trigger some calamity that we cannot back out of.

    1. I agree….we can offer some help but this massive waste of taxpayer dollars needs to stop….of course it will not…..chuq

    1. You may be right but until the cloud appears I want my money to stay here and do so good….something sadly missing for 50 years. chuq

  2. What makes the needs of a world away more important than the people in your town…your neighbors?

    Just a thought

    1. The only thing I can think of that makes the needs of a world away more important than the people in our towns .. our neighbors is that somebody must be making a lot more money by sending food and money to foreigners than they can make by serving the needs of Americans. It’s always about the money.

  3. I would like to know how much of that 397 million has actually been spent helping Ukraine, and how much ‘siphoned off’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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