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Taiwan raises NT$300 million donations for Ukraine in 5 days

First NT$100 million to be donated to special Polish unit managing relief efforts for Ukrainian refugees

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Kaohsiung Music Center (left), Taipei 101. (Facebook, Chen Chi-mai and Taipei 101 photos)

Kaohsiung Music Center (left), Taipei 101. (Facebook, Chen Chi-mai and Taipei 101 photos)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's campaign to raise donations for Ukrainian refugees has reached NT$300 million (US$10.57 million) within five days.

In order to assist Ukrainian refugees fleeing the ongoing war, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on March 2 that it has set up a special account through the Relieve Disaster Foundation. At a press conference on Monday afternoon (March 7), Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) pointed out that huge numbers of Ukrainians have been displaced by the Russian invasion and said, "Anyone with a conscience would be affected."

Wu said that the government has heard from many Taiwanese who expressed concern and a desire to help. He then announced that since the special relief fund was established five days ago, NT$300 million in donations have flooded in.

In order to quickly provide resettlement assistance for the refugees, Wu said that the first NT$100 million raised will be handed over to a special unit managing relief efforts for Ukrainian refugees that was designated by the Polish government.

Those wishing to make a donation to MOFA's relief fund for Ukrainian refugees via credit card can visit the Stand for freedom: Ukrainian refugee aid program website. To send a donation by ATM or bank transfer, see the payment information listed below:

Account name: Relieve Disaster Foundation (財團法人賑災基金會)

Bank name: Land Bank of Taiwan (005) (土地銀行 長春分行)

Account number: 102-005-124-619

Taiwan raises NT$300 million donations for Ukraine in 5 days
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