Stand up for Ukraine: Global fundraising campaign on Saturday 9 April
On 25 March 2022, the European Commission and the Government of Canada announced the launch of a global campaign to raise funding in support of people fleeing the invasion of Ukraine, in partnership with international advocacy organisation Global Citizen.
The “Stand Up For Ukraine” campaign seeks to mobilise governments, institutions, artists, companies and individuals to direct funding to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries.
The campaign will culminate in a pledging event in Warsaw on 9 April, convened by President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and with the participation of the President of Poland Andrzej Duda. The aim is to raise funds and mobilise support more broadly, to cater for the needs of internally displaced people and of refugees.
Ahead of the pledging event, many of the world’s top artists, entertainers, athletes, and advocates will join Global Citizen, for the “Stand Up for Ukraine” social media rally on April 8 into April 9.
Amongst those to confirm their participation are Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Adam Durica, Aitana, Alanis Morissette, Alejandro Sanz, Alexandra Stan, Angélique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Chris Isaak, Chris Rock, Demi Lovato, Elton John and David Furnish, FINNEAS, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Gloria Steinem, Green Day, Herbert Grönemeyer, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness, Igo, Jon Batiste, Jonas Brothers, Juanes, Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry, Leon Bridges, Luke Combs, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Mirai, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Pharrell Williams, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ryan Tedder, Sarsa, Shaquille O’Neal, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, Tame Impala, U2, Usher, Vito Bambino, Young Leosia. Many more will be announced in the coming days.