The Victorian Government has donated $500,000 to the Australian-Ukrainian community’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal (UCA) to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and assist in the rebuilding of critical infrastructure under the United24 program initiated by President Zelenskyy.
Premier Daniel Andrews writes, “The donation will complement the Victorian Government’s ongoing assistance to the local Ukrainian community. As we discussed in April this year, this includes understanding and addressing the evolving needs of Victorian Ukrainians, and our support for the Association of Ukrainians in Victoria.”
Mr Stefan Romaniw OAM, Co-Chair of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO) said “Our community is extremely grateful for this sizeable donation from the Victorian Government. The funds will assist our charity, a collaboration between the AFUO, RAWCS – Rotary Australia World Community Service and Caritas Ukraine, to provide emergency shelter, food and medical supplies to the millions of Ukrainians affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”
The Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews, made the announcement in a letter to the AFUO, noting the donation complements the Victorian Government’s ongoing assistance to the local Ukrainian community, which has recently welcomed close to two thousand displaced people from Ukraine.
The Association of Ukrainians in Victoria is grateful for the strong and ongoing assistance provided by the state government of Victoria and hope for continued support and open communication with the Ukrainian community.
Read Premier Daniel Andrews’ letter here: