Weekly recap of March 14 2022

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People for People has now received 1.300 help requests in just two weeks time. Here’s what has happened last week to further help refugees leaving Russia and Ukraine:

10 refugees are now employed in The Netherlands

About 80% of incoming requests to the foundation are for employment requests. 10 people have now been hired via Highly Skilled Migrant visas, so they can now live and work in The Netherlands.

Suitcases for those fleeing to Poland

As more and more people flee to neighboring countries, they are being told that there is room for suitcases on the trains leaving the country. Most refugees leaving for Poland have arrived with plastic bags or very small backpacks, so we supported them by donating new suitcases to families.

Picnic ‘Samen in Actie’ campaign

Our partner Picnic now allows customers to order 4 types of packages that contain products most needed by people in the Ukraine and in refugee camps. Once at checkout, shoppers can add a package to their shopping basket and have it delivered to the Ukraine border. The exact containments will be determined based on what's most needed.

In the first 72 hours of launch, the Picnic community has already donated over €100.000 and supplied the following:

10.000 total packs sold

  • 300.000 diapers
  • 18.000 sanitary towels
  • 4.000 cans of baby powder
  • 600 sleeping bags
2 full trucks of goods already shipped to Ukraine

Transportation from Solotvino into Ukrainian cities

Local Ukraine contacts and logistics have now been organized, so the foundation can ship even more goods and supplies to those who need them.

€10.000 donation to bring medical supplies to Chernihiv

More Dutch and Ukrainians have teamed up to get relief supplies to the area. IT entrepreneur, Arnoud Wijnands of Team4Code, asks for support for humanitarian aid in Ukraine. His office in Kyiv has been shut down since the war, since his employees have had to leave to defend their country, hide in bomb shelters and volunteer to distribute food and medications. 

There is now a very concrete need for medical supplies for a team that has evacuated a children's hospital in Chernihiv, a city located near the border of Belarus. They want to return to Chernihiv, which is currently being heavily bombed by Russian forces. 

To help support his initiative, People for People has donated €10.000 to help Arnoud get supplies to the people in Chernihiv.


Are you interested in further helping People For People in their mission to provide necessities to those affected by the Russia-Ukraine war?

Requested as high-priority by locals, they are currently needing help with sustaining local accommodation requests throughout all large European cities and those bordering Ukraine.

If you can help assist with this in any way, please get in touch with People for People directly on their website.

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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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