KEPYR, (Kids Entertainment Professional for Young Refugees) is calling on the kids media industry to help bring urgent aid to over 1.5 million children and their families displaced by the humanitarian crisis currently unfolding in Ukraine. Donations to KEPYR’s Emergency Ukraine Refugee Relief Drive can be made at http://www.kepyr.org
UNICEF has launched an emergency appeal to raise the $276 million to sufficiently scale up relief efforts across Ukraine. In addition, UNICEF is also appealing for another $73 million to assist those fleeing to Poland, Romania, Moldova, Slovakia, Hungary and elsewhere.
UNICEF and partners are working to meet rapidly escalating humanitarian needs, including emergency medical services, critical medicines, health supplies and equipment, safe water for drinking and hygiene, and shelter and protection for children and displaced families from their homes.
“The situation is dire, the humanitarian need grows daily. The suffering, shock, and trauma is almost unimaginable,” noted Grant Moran, President and Founder of KEPYR. “Luckily, thanks to organizations like UNICEF USA, we can take action. Acting together, we can make an immediate, concrete difference and be a force of light against the terrible darkness these vulnerable children and their families are living through right now. We encourage everyone in the children’s media community to give generously”