The Intrepid Foundation has announced support for the Australian Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal to provide emergency relief for communities affected by the crisis in Ukraine.
Intrepid’s not-for-profit organization has provided an upfront $50,000 donation towards the appeal.
At least 1,000,000 people have been forced to flee from their homes and these numbers are expected to grow significantly in coming days and weeks. Many people who remain in Ukraine do not access to water, electricity and are seeking emergency shelter.
"This is an urgent humanitarian crisis," the foundation said in a news release on Thursday (March 3).
Red Cross teams are stationed on the ground in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to provide first aid, supply medicine and equipment, food, water, shelter and essential items, and repair vital infrastructure.
All Intrepid’s administrative costs are covered by Intrepid to ensure 100 per cent of donations go directly to the Australian Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.
Individuals, as well as travel and tourism companies that are in a position to donate, are urged to do so.
The appeal is accepting donations now here.
Intrepid also says it has cancelled all trips in Ukraine and Russia for the foreseeable future as the company focuses on supporting people on the ground.