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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given US$2 million each to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to help those displaced by the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

US$2 Million for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

This gift from the Church will help an estimated 40,000 displaced families.

“As the world watches the heartbreaking events in Ukraine unfold, I am still able to find moments of hope because dedicated organizations like Latter-day Saint Charities chose to step up and support refugees during their greatest time of need,” said Anne-Marie Grey, CEO of USA for UNHCR. “This emergency gift ensures that families fleeing the horrific violence in Ukraine will continue to receive the care and shelter they need after harrowing journeys. This gift is so much more than just a fleece blanket or warm place to sleep for a refugee family. It shows families fleeing that there is still a compassionate global community ready to help.”

Lacey Stone, USA for UNHCR’s director of private sector engagement and partnerships, said this gift is being used immediately for core relief items such as blankets, solar lanterns, tents and shelters.

“This is going to go to those in need on the ground in Ukraine and neighboring countries right away,” Stone said.

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