British farmers and the public are watching in absolute horror at the war in Ukraine and what is happening in the country and to its people. As an organisation the NFU is supporting the Disasters Emergency Committee’s humanitarian appeal and has donated £25,000.
Ukrainian farmers are important suppliers of agricultural commodities to the global market. British farmers are standing in solidarity with the food producers of Ukraine and are committed to help them in any way possible. NFU President Minette Batters has talked to Mariia Didukh, Director of the Ukrainian National Agrarian Forum (UNAF), to understand first-hand the situation on the ground.
To learn more, watch NFU President Minette Batters' heartfelt video update following her call with Ukrainian farmers.
Letter of support
The UK farming unions of the NFU, NFU Scotland, Ulster Farmers' Union and NFU Cymru have written a letter of support, standing with everyone in Ukraine, including Ukrainian farming families, following the invasion of their country by Russia.
For those that want to donate to the Disaster Emergency Committee’s (DEC) humanitarian appeal, you can at www.DEC.org.uk.
DEC members and their local partners are working in Ukraine as well as across the border in neighbouring Poland, Romania, Hungary, Moldova and Slovakia, to meet the immediate needs of people fleeing with food, water, health assistance, protection and trauma care.
Charities participating in the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal are:
- Action Against Hunger
- ActionAid UK
- Age International
- British Red Cross
- CARE International UK
- Christian Aid
- Concern Worldwide UK
- International Rescue Committee UK
- Islamic Relief Worldwide
- Save the Children UK
- World Vision UK