13 APR 2022

Iberdrola Spain donates one million euros for Ukrainian war victims

  • The company signs agreements with the Spanish Committee of UNHCR and the Red Cross to manage these funds.
  • The money will be used for various programmes to help people who have had to flee Ukraine.

Iberdrola, through its Foundation in Spain, maintains its support for the victims of the war in Ukraine and has just signed agreements with the Red Cross and the Spanish Committee of UNHCR to deliver 500,000 euros to each of these organisations, which work in different humanitarian aid programmes.

Iberdrola announced this commitment during its participation in the event organised by Global Citizen through the Stand Up for Ukraine campaign, which has brought together activists and business leaders.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have collaborated in organising this event to support those who have had to flee their homes in Ukraine.

Global Citizen advocates for solidarity with communities around the world facing major challenges such as war, poverty, climate injustice and inequalities.

The agreement signed with the Red Cross, for a further 500,000 euros, is aimed at supporting the 18 projects the organisation already has in place for the initial care and medium- to long-term social integration of Ukrainian refugees. In Spain, more than 37,000 people have already been assisted throughout the country in this first month of conflict, and nearly 11,000 have been housed in resources managed by the Organisation. To make this possible, it has mobilised close to 3,000 volunteers who are involved in logistics, translation, covering basic needs, legal information and childcare, among other tasks.

Iberdrola, at the beginning of the war, already made itself available to the Central Administration to collaborate in a coordinated manner in this humanitarian crisis. A first batch of 20 electricity generators was sent to maintain the operation of special services such as hospitals, shelters and water treatment plants.

Also, through its Volunteers for Ukraine programme, the company's employees donated eight tonnes of humanitarian supplies that were shipped to various logistics centres in Poland for use by the Ukrainian authorities.

Iberdrola has made its Innovation and Training Campus in San Agustín de Guadalix available to the central government to teach Spanish to refugees, as well as skills to facilitate their adaptation and integration into the labour market, paying special attention to women and minors.