Statement on Ukraine
Insurance Europe wholeheartedly condemns the Russian government’s military actions in invading Ukraine
We express our complete solidarity with the Ukrainian people who are showing incredible strength and bravery during these most challenging of times.
A priority for insurance companies with activities in Ukraine is to take steps to ensure the safety of their employees.
Representatives from the Ukrainian insurance industry have contacted Insurance Europe to outline ways in which our industry can help to support their efforts, and we have communicated these to the wider European industry through our members, the national insurance associations.
Many of our members and insurance companies are taking solidarity initiatives to support the Ukrainian people and refugees. Insurance Europe is supporting these efforts by coordinating information-sharing between our members.
Furthermore, our board has voted to terminate the All-Russian Insurance Association’s membership of Insurance Europe.
Organisations providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine
For those interested in making a donation to help the people of Ukraine, here is a selection of international organisations that are active in the area.
Caritas Internationalis has launched an emergency appeal which aims to help about 13.000 people in different parts of the country and especially in critical areas such as Kramatorsk, Rubizhne, Zaporizhya, Volnovakha, Mariupol, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Odesa, Ivano-Frankivk.
Red Cross provides emergency assistance including food, water, and other essential items. The organisation also supports hospitals and primary healthcare facilities with medical equipment and emergency preparedness.
Save the Children
Save the Children supports the basic needs of the most vulnerable families, proving food, shelter, coal, multi-purpose cash grants, clothing and medicine.
SOS Children’s Villages
SOS Children’s Villages collects the funds for abandoned children and foster families in Ukraine.
UNICEF is working with partners to provide vital humanitarian supplies, and to reach vulnerable children and families with essential services, including health, education, protection, water and sanitation.