Devon Energy has pledged up to $20 million in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine
Devon Energy Corporation
Devon Energy announced today a $20 million pledge to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and neighbouring countries that assist Ukrainian refugees. These contributions will be divided among several organisations that provide emergency medical care, food, financial assistance, and housing to displaced civilians and refugees in the region.
In Ukraine, residential areas, roads, airports, and educational institutions are all in ruins. Dozens of medical facilities have also been attacked, and hundreds of thousands of people do not have access to either water or electricity.
“We heard Ukrainian President Zelensky’s call for help in his address to the American people and are stepping up,”
said Rick Muncrief, President and CEO.
“Ukrainians need medical assistance, food and shelter, and I am proud that Devon and our employees are doing what we can to help those desperately in need. Russia’s unprovoked invasion has led to a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine that calls upon the global community— governments, businesses, and individuals — to act in solidarity.”
Since Russia launched its attack on Ukraine on February 24, according to reports from the United Nations, more than 3 million people have fled the country, seeking refuge in neighbouring countries, and more than 2 million people have been displaced within Ukraine themselves. According to estimates provided by the United Nations, more than 12 million people currently residing in Ukraine may require assistance and protection in the coming months.
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Source: DevonEnergy news