Jersey Overseas Aid is working with humanitarian partners on their response to the conflict in Ukraine.
Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) is in close contact with its humanitarian partner organisations, including UN agencies and the Red Cross, in order to identify the most effective ways for Jersey to support emergency relief to those impacted by the conflict in Ukraine.
It is widely expected that the Russian offensive will result in significant displacement with hundreds of thousands fleeing their homes to reach safety elsewhere within Ukraine or in neighbouring countries including Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.
JOA is in close contact with humanitarian agencies that are best placed to assess what resources and support the people of Ukraine need and who and how this can be delivered the most efficiently and effectively.
“I am horrified, as all islanders are, by the events that are unfolding in Ukraine, one of our European neighbours” said Jersey’s Minister for International Development and Chair of JOA, Deputy Carolyn Labey (pictured).
“We are being regularly briefed by our humanitarian partners and my officers are currently assessing where Jersey support would be best placed. We know there will be a displacement crisis, but we don’t yet know what might follow.
“Funds from JOA will not only contribute to the humanitarian response, it will send a clear message that Jersey stands with the people of Ukraine and the international community’s condemnation of Russian aggression.”