In recognition of Poland’s essential role in supporting refugees fleeing the invasion of Ukraine, the Stand Up For Ukraine pledging event, convened by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau will take place in Warsaw on 9 April.
The President of Poland Andrzej Duda will participate alongside President von der Leyen, while Prime Minister Trudeau will participate remotely.
Polish people have shown extraordinary generosity & solidarity towards those fleeing the invasion of Ukraine.
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) March 30, 2022
Poland is hosting more than 2.5 million refugees and plays an important role as a humanitarian hub, dispatching to Ukraine support from all over Europe.
The pledging event will conclude a broader social media campaign launched by the European Commission and the Government in Canada in partnership with international advocacy organisation Global Citizen. The aim of the campaign is to raise funding and other types of support to cater for the needs of internally displaced people in Ukraine and of refugees.
Artists from around the world have already joined the campaign – including Bono, Madonna, Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Adam Lambert, Céline Dion or Alanis Morissette, to name just a few – and more will be joining.