A global pledging event for Ukrainian refugees called “Stand Up for Ukraine” has raised 10.1 billion euros, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in Warsaw on April 9, local time.
Organizers said the event, convened by the European Union and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sought to raise funds for Ukraine’s internally displaced persons and refugees in the war-torn country. The event, partnered with the Global Citizen movement battling poverty, comprised a social media rally on Friday and a pledging conference on Saturday.
Von der Leyen added that “Once the bombs have stopped falling, we will help the people of Ukraine rebuild their country. We will continue to stand up for Ukraine.” She also called on the West to impose more sanctions on Russian banks and stop buying Russian oil.