The “Stand Up for Ukraine” global pledging event held in Poland Saturday raised 9.1 billion euros (USD 9.8 billion) for people fleeing the “Russian invasion,” inside Ukraine and abroad, the European Commission has announced.

The sum includes one billion euro (USD 1.1 billion) from the European Commission, and an additional one billion euro (USD 1.1 billion) from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), it said in a press release.

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said: The “Stand Up For Ukraine” campaign has raised 9.1 billion euros for people fleeing bombs, inside and outside Ukraine, with an additional billion pledged by EBRD.

Out of these 10.1 billion euro (USD 10.9 billion) in pledges and EBRD funding, 1.8 billion euro (USD 1.9 billion) are for internally displaced persons and 8.3 billion euro (USD 9 billion) for refugees in frontline EU Member States and non EU countries like Moldova, she noted.

“We will continue providing support. And once the bombs have stopped falling, we will help the people of Ukraine rebuild their country,” von der Leyen said.

Von der Leyen convened the pledging event together with Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister (remotely), and with the participation of Andrzej Duda, President of Poland. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy also remotely addressed the event. – KUNA

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