The Clinton Global Initiative, spearheaded by former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, announced on Monday the creation of a new initiative designed to help rebuild Ukraine.
The stated goal is to “provide humanitarian aid to those impacted by Russia’s 18-month invasion.”
The Clinton Global Initiative, which began its two-day annual conference in New York City on Monday, announced the creation of the CGI Ukraine Action Network.
One of the CGI Ukraine Action Network’s goals is to support and coordinate the work of nonprofits desiring to provide aid to Ukraine.
Fox News reported the new entity “will mobilize existing CGI partners and other leaders from around the world, to create and finance new commitments for Ukrainians.”
The formal announcement regarding the activation of the CGI Ukraine Action Network will be made on Tuesday.
Hillary Clinton and the first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, have reportedly worked behind the scenes for months to move forward the initiative.
Business and philanthropic leaders attending the conference hailed the announcement and welcomed efforts to increase aid to Ukraine.
Fox News reported that the nonprofit Save Ukraine, “which has opened community centers across the country to help families – and especially children – traumatized by the war, and rescue Ukrainian children who have been detained in Russia,” will be one of the leading beneficiaries of the new fundraising efforts.
Olga Yerokhina, a spokesperson for Save Ukraine, said the situation is dyer in the embattled nation: “We know … we must work hard [and know that if more is not done] Russia is going to just erase us from the map of the world.”
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