EU launches ‘School buses for Ukraine’  campaign and donates €14 million

24/11/2022

The EU has launched a solidarity campaign to bring more buses to Ukraine.

The European Commission is calling on public and private entities in the EU and beyond to join forces and show solidarity, by donating in the coming months buses that are essential to bring Ukrainian children safely back to their schools.

Potential donors can do that through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), which has already been critical in channeling vital support to Ukraine and its people, including shelter, food, hospital equipment, ambulances, fire trucks, and much more.

“Ukrainian children need school buses. Europe is now donating €14 million for this. And we need more. This is why the European Cosmmission is organising a solidarity campaign to donate school buses for Ukraine by early 2023. Together, we can help Ukrainian children – the future of Ukraine,” said Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission.

According to the Commission, 5.7 million school-aged children have been impacted by Russia’s aggression, and over 2,800 education facilities have been damaged or destroyed.

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