The Périer-D’Ieteren Foundation felt it was of the greatest importance to come to the people of Ukraine’s aid amidst the unspeakable suffering inflicted on them by the war. After careful consideration, the Foundation has decided on a targeted support and granted a substantial donation of € 100.000,- to SOS Children’s Villages.
Immediately after the start of the invasion, SOS Children’s Villages launched an emergency aid plan for several thousand children and families who are already receiving assistance from a SOS programme in Ukraine: children living in foster families, with distant relatives, in boarding schools or institutions. The aim is to prevent family separation, ensure that children who end up alone receive proper care and protection, and try to reunite families. The emergency aid plan is also about providing immediate assistance, distributing food and basic goods, offering psychosocial support and relocating children who are exposed to danger. The goal of SOS Children’s Villages emergency aid is also to help exiled children and families from Ukraine through the support of SOS organisations in neighbouring countries, such as Poland and Romania. Finally, in the longer run, families will need help to recover and start rebuilding their lives.
We have supported SOS Children’s Villages’ work for a long time and know that the financial aid will be distributed and monitored efficiently and judiciously.