Supporting Children and Families Impacted by the Conflict in Ukraine

Published November 3, 2022 | 1 min read

Save the Children and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, provide an update on the conflict in Ukraine, the impact of their work and how RBC’s support has helped.

All figures and statements accurate at time of filming.

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the conflict has devastated Ukrainian civilians, neighbouring countries, and society as a whole.

The escalation of the conflict has caused the worst refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War. Around 17.3 million people are now either displaced within Ukraine or have been forced to flee into neighbouring countries, including many children.

On June 22, as part of this year’s RBC Charity Day for the Kids, RBC Capital Markets made a special donation to Save the Children and UNHCR to support the crisis in Ukraine and children in major conflict centres around the world.

Dave Thomas, CEO RBC Europe, spoke with Joseph Kay, East Area Director at Save the Children and Carlotta Wolf, Emergency Fundraising Coordination Officer at UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, to understand more about the current situation in Ukraine, the impact of their work and how RBC’s donation has helped.

In addition to support from RBC Charity Day for the Kids, on March 10, 2022, RBC announced a donation of $1 million to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine and to assist with the Ukrainian refugee crisis. RBC's support included donations to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal, International Committee of the Red Cross, Medical Corps, Save the Children, Mental Health Foundation, UNICEF and UN Refugee Agency.

To learn more about the work of both charities and how you can support visit and

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