Statement on Russia Invasion of Ukraine
As a staunch proponent for democracy, equality, individual liberties and civil discourse, ASAE stands with people and organizations of conscience around the world in condemning the ongoing, unprovoked Russian incursion into Ukraine. This invasion has already resulted in hundreds of lives lost and uprooted hundreds of thousands of innocent Ukrainians from their homes.
As this conflict continues to escalate, the consequences loom large for Ukraine’s post-Soviet independence and its three decades as a fledgling democracy, for the nations of Europe which have not seen a security crisis of this order since World War II, and for the United States and the rest of the world. We hope that this extremely volatile situation, and its foreboding and unpredictable consequences, can soon be defused and that the Ukrainian people can be free to determine their own future.
As we continue to hope for peace, the following organizations are asking for assistance to help alleviate a growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine:
UNICEF is supporting health, nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in Ukraine.
Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders
MSF is conducting a range of activities in Ukraine to help people travel to health care facilities and access prescribed medications.
International Committee of the Red Cross
The Switzerland-based international organization seeks to help people affected by the conflict and support the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross.
Save the Children
The London-based organization helps deliver essential humanitarian aid to vulnerable children in Ukraine and around the world.
UN Refugee Agency
The international organization is providing emergency assistance to families in Ukraine, including cash assistance and opportunities for resettlement.
Voices of Children
The charitable foundation of this organization is helping to provide psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by the Ukrainian conflict.
Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE
President & CEO