Our Campaign Storyends 31 May 2022, 11:59 PM
More than 6 million refugees have already fled the country and 6.5 million internally displaced in Ukraine due to war. As a P6 student growing up in Singapore, my world is full of harmony and peace. Everyone around me always look out for each other and we often take safety and peace for granted. It is beyond my imagination that there is a cruel war ongoing somewhere in the world until I come cross the war between Russia- Ukraine in one of the local news.
My Heart sank, I have never been to both countries and I couldn't understand the history between them. I just feel if my home is destroyed, fires are everywhere and my parent is required to fight for their lives every second. I am not sure if it is too much for me to handle it.
Therefore, I have put one of the heart-breaking scenes (a wife bidding farewell to her husband in a war zone) into an artwork and would also like to bring across the message that we need more love than power. More understanding than confrontation.
I know my campaign influence may be minor, but I hope to create an awareness to more people around the globe that sometimes we just need more love in the world.
(Note: Donations to overseas efforts are not tax-deductible. Receipts will only be issued upon request.)
This is a fundraising appeal by the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) for the Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine.
Your donation will provide immediate aid for the vulnerable -- unaccompanied minors, women with children, elderly & people with disabilities; support their basic needs like shelter, food/water, & psychosocial support.
In response to the fast-growing refugee crisis, SRC has contributed $2.5 million in humanitarian aid to Ukraine and 6 neighbouring countries - Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia, Moldova and Romania.
SRC Secretary General/CEO Benjamin William: "The combination of an active and bloody conflict, extreme cold weather and Covid-19 means that for the people in the conflict regions and those who have been displaced from their homes, the days ahead will be a struggle for survival. The humanitarian needs on the ground will continue to rise as the conflict intensifies. Our team has been working closely with the Ukrainian Red Cross, the IFRC, the ICRC, and other National Societies to ensure the most appropriate and timely response."
The humanitarian needs are massive & the operations are complex, with the ongoing conflict & border crisis hurting innocent civilians. We call for your support to this critical humanitarian operation.
If you'd also like to support our local causes & receive tax deduction on your donation, please visit https://s.giving.sg/oAkoW1e
About The Charity
The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is a homegrown humanitarian organisation dedicated to relieve human suffering, protect lives and dignity and respond to emergencies since 1949. Our blood donor mobilisation programme, home for the disabled, transport aid, food aid, community led action for resilience, community first aid and training derive from our mission to serve the vulnerable.