Recognizing Poland’s essential role in supporting refugees fleeing the invasion of Ukraine, a fundraising event entitled Stand Up For Ukraine will be held in Warsaw on 9 April, led by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Polish President Andrzej Duda will attend the event together with von der Leyen, while Trudeau will join them online.
Poland has received more than 2.5 million refugees and plays an important role as a hub for humanitarian aid sent to Ukraine by individuals and organizations from all over Europe.
The conference will be the final event of a broader social media campaign launched by the European Commission and the Government of Canada in partnership with the international organization Global Citizen. The goal of the campaign is to raise funds and other types of support for Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced persons.
Artists from all over the world have already joined the campaign – among the most famous names are Bono, Madonna, Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Adam Lambert, Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette, and other public figures will join the event.