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Short term humanitarian option

A friend of mine is organising private transports of emergency goods (food, medicine, etc) from Western Germany to Kiev. This coming weekend they will be delivering their first load (~€3,000 worth of medical equipment). 

Transporting goods from Western Germany is of course an expensive option to bring these goods into the country and there are good reasons to donate to professional humanitarian organisations acting locally to perform this kind of help (i.e. it’s cheaper, better coordinated, etc). The temporary value add I see in this initiative lays in the fact that they are delivering the goods straight to the front line in Kiev - a risk that professional humanitarian organisations cannot take at the moment (https://reliefweb.int/report/ukraine/statement-un-resident-and-humanitarian-coordinator-ukraine-osnat-lubrani-3-march-2022). 

If you would like donate, you can donate via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=TJTXV9AQTPFRY

I’m coordinating with my friend to have a sense for their ability to absorb more funds and will update this comment accordingly. 

Amy, Barry thank you for putting this together so quickly!

Am I correct in assuming that the videos will also be available after the conference? If so, can you given indication when they might be available?

I am wishing you a good kick-off of this virtual conference in a moment!