People for People will give Ukrainian refugees access to bank accounts

The People for People foundation has just announced that they will supply Ukrainian refugees with free bank accounts. 

In short:

More than 800,000 civilians have fled Ukraine to seek shelter from war and violence. Many of them are fleeing to places unknown to them. People for People has a team on the ground that noticed these refugees needed a way to make secure payments outside Ukraine.

To enable them to continue to have access to their money and to be able to spend it safely, the foundation will, in collaboration with bunq, supply Ukrainian passport holders with a free temporary bank account (depending on how the situation will unfold and what the laws and regulations will allow). Those affected get an IBAN, a European bank account number, and will be able to make payments using a virtual card.

This announcement comes shortly after the foundation's first success shared last night. In collaboration with iPermit, People for People has started processing its first visa applications for highly skilled migrants, extensions and families.

About People for People

People for People Foundation is a growing entrepreneurial movement joining forces to get as many people affected by the Ukrainian war to safety as possible. We match people and foundations in need with companies that can fulfill these needs. We enable organizations such as Movement On The Ground, Takecarebnb, OpenEmbassy, FastLaneUkraine, On My Way UA, Netherlands for Ukraine and Lifeline Ukraine to increase their impact.

To maximize the positive impact of our initiative, foundation 'Stichting People for People' was founded by Joris Beckers (Picnic), Robert Vis (Messagebird) and Ali Niknam (bunq). Pieter Jan Krevel and Jesse van der Meulen (Aimforthemoon) have been appointed as co-directors of the foundation. A team of 50+ volunteers have joined the organization so far to support our mission.

After already receiving thousands of requests for help, we continuously identify the most urgent issues to help people and foundations in Ukraine, neighboring countries and those who arrive in the Netherlands.

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