It has been almost two months since we we made a donation to the Red Cross/Red Cresent in response to the unprecedented monsoon floods in Pakistan, which affected 33 million people.
In February 2022, we released an emergency relief donation towards Save The Children and UNHCR for their efforts in Ukraine. This is what has happened since.
Pakistan is experiencing abnormal monsoon rainfall nearly three times higher than the past 30-year average, resulting in uncontrollable urban and flash floods, and landslides across the country. In response to this, H&M Foundation is donating USD 250,000 to the Red Cross/Red Cresent to support the people affected.
Four months have passed since we donated USD 100,000 each to Save the Children and UNHCR and their tireless efforts in Ukraine. Below you will find just a few of their accomplishments described in numbers that our support has contributed to.
As of today, more than 500,000 people in Ukraine are forced to flee their homes seeking safety in other parts of the country and across international borders. UNHCR estimates that up to 4 million refugees may flee Ukraine and support is needed. H&M Foundation is donating USD 100,000 to UNHCR to contribute to their support to people fleeing Ukraine.
Children in Ukraine are facing a very difficult situation not knowing what their future will look like. H&M Foundation is donating USD 100,000 to Save the Children to support the children affected.
On December 16, Typhoon Rai, locally named Odette, hit Philippines with full force. The typhoon brought destruction and hardship to some of the most vulnerable communities in the country. H&M Foundation is donating USD 100,000 to the Red Cross to support the people affected.
Myanmar currently faces a growing humanitarian crisis driven by multiple factors including climate-related hazards, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest. Therefore, the H&M Foundation donated USD 100,000 to the Red Cross to support their work on the ground.
India is experiencing a devastating second wave of COVID-19 throughout the country. In response to this, the H&M Foundation is donating USD 100,000 to the Red Cross India contributing to urgent support such as COVID clinics, oxygen cylinders, testing and screening.
Thousands of children have fled the full-scale humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, and taken refuge in Sudan. More than 45,000 people have fled so far. Conflict always affects children the most, therefore the H&M Foundation is providing emergency relief support to Save the Children. The funds will be used in efforts to reunite children with their families, provide shelter, clean water and education.