On the second day of war, the Charitable Foundation “Kyiv School of Economics” had launched an international humanitarian relief fundraiser. The KSE fundraising campaign had been supported all over the world: by Ukrainian patrons, business and community of the USA, Europe, Asia, etc. In total up to 5 000 people and 15 companies joined the campaign from USA, Japan, Germany, France, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Australia, United Kingdom, Poland etc. Kyiv School of Economics is extremely grateful for everyone’s support for saving the lives of Ukrainian citizens during the war.
With your help we reached our financial target of $10.0 millions. As of March 26, 2022, CF “KSE” has raised more than $15 millions.
All funds were directed to purchase humanitarian relief goods:
- 35 400 first aid kits
- 25 000 tourniquets
- 7 054 safety vests
- 15 000 safety plates
- 4 140 helmets
and other supplies (e.g. fabric for vest production, food supplies for cities under shelling)
In total we have 18 batches of humanitarian goods:
6 are already delivered in Ukraine
6 are on the way
3 are complied for delivery
3 have issues (being resolved with the involvement of embassies when needed).
More information and photos on KSE facebook page
Now it has become evident that the main danger for civilians at war in Ukraine is death from blood loss from shrapnel wounds after the shelling. Thousands of lives could be saved if bleeding is stopped quickly. The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has confirmed to KSE the need of up to 300,000 kits for regional administrations, hospitals, territorial defense, emergency services, military, and Ukrainian Railways (Ukrainian state railroad company, evacuating people). So now our priority is supplying those in need with medical stop the bleed kits.
Our first shipment of 5,000 kits has been delivered to Ukraine to Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Sumy and Chernihiv. 10,000 kits are on the way and we’ve secured 70,000 more from suppliers. We continue our Ukraine Humanitarian Relief campaign to raise 25,000,000 to supply those in need.
We would greatly appreciate it if you could support us and spread the word about our initiative among your communities. One kit can save one life. The cost of one delivered medical kit is ~$100*.
Thank you from all our heart for your support!
* The cost includes the price of the first aid kit from the supplier, transportation costs to Ukraine, unexpected expenses incl. customs, price fluctuations
KSE Charitable Foundation is de jure two foundations, one registered in the US, 501.c.3, and another in Ukraine. The US foundation has more than 20 years of experience and has a track record of humanitarian relief efforts in the 1990s, 2004, 2013-2016, and now in 2022. Our campaign and programming are endorsed by the Ukraine government, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, and the Territorial Defense. Opinion leaders such as Paul Krugman, Nicolas Cristakis and Michael A. McFaul have endorsed our campaign. Large Ukrainian and International companies and charities have donated to the KSE campaign, including Ripple, Everstake, Naftogaz, Jefferies, etc.
Multiple methods to donate can be found here: https://kse.ua/support/donation