Cargolux to donate €3.5m to Ukraine for humanitarian causes

Published: Monday, March 7, 2022

Cargolux will donate €3.5m to support humanitarian efforts arising from the war in Ukraine.

The airline said the monetary assistance follows the UN’s emergency appeal for $1.7bn to urgently deliver humanitarian support to people in Ukraine and those who have fled the country in search of safety and protection.

Cargolux will donate €1m each to UNICEF and the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, as well as €500,000 to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). An additional €1m will be distributed amongst initiatives by local organizations and communes at Cargolux’s home base in Luxembourg.

“It is with great regret that we witness the unfolding of this conflict. We hope that our donation will positively contribute to the relief efforts underway in Ukraine and at the borders of those countries where people are arriving to seek refuge in the EU,” said Richard Forson, president and chief executive of Cargolux.