March 1, 2022

Help Ukrainian Refugees

In response to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Koyamada International Foundation (KIF Global) and its Member Organizations in the United States and Japan will focus on providing humanitarian aid assistance to the Ukrainian Refugees who have fled Ukraine to Poland, Romania and elsewhere. Over 10 years, KIF Global and its Member Organizations have organized emergency relief assistance to various disasters in different countries and helped numerous victims who have been affected by disasters and conflicts with hundreds of relief goods and items and relief funds we have collected through our fundraising campaigns.

At KIF Global, there are three ways we are mobilizing our global team to help the Ukrainian Refugees.

One way is to collect and provide hundreds of relief goods and items to the Refugees by shipping them directly on air to their hands. In the United States, our country chapter KIF USA has been working with local volunteers and partners in Los Angeles area to collect thousands of relief items (baby foods, toys, clothes, carrier, blankets and strollers, and candles, flashlight, batteries, clothes, towels and etc..)  from different communities and deliver them directly to the Refugees in Poland on a chartered airplane provided by a supporter.

Secondly, KIF USA in Los Angeles and KIF Japan in Tokyo have set up fundraising campaigns in several different platforms in both countries to raise relief funds needed to help the Refugees in Poland, Romania and elsewhere in coordination with KIF Global and its global partners. Our global partner United Nations agency has country offices in those countries helping the Refugees directly on ground so our raised funds will be given to those in most need.

Lastly, our effort is to share our activities and amplify updated information we are gathering from our global resources through our social media outlets to the world so that we can all come together for peace and spread our prayers to the world and help the Refugees in desperate need as much as possible in our own capacity.

Ukrainian Refugees on the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The number of Ukrainian refugees who have fled Russia’s war on their country surpassed 1 million on Thursday March 3rd, 2022 in just seven days. By comparison, it took three months for one million refugees to leave Syria in 2013 when departures there were at their height, according to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

More than 700,000 Ukrainians have gone to Poland, 139,000 to Hungary, 97,000 to Moldova, 51,000 to Romania, 72,000 to Slovakia, and 90,000 to other European countries. Most of the refugees are women and children, including a growing number of unaccompanied children.

According to the United Nations, the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to reprimand Russia for invading Ukraine and demanded that Moscow stop fighting and withdraw its military forces, an action that aims to diplomatically isolate Russia at the world body. The resolution, supported by 141 of the assembly's 193 members, passed in a rare emergency session called by the U.N. Security Council while Ukrainian forces battled to defend the port of Kherson in the face of air strikes and a devastating bombardment that forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee.


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