On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War that began in 2014. The invasion has caused a refugee crisis in Europe with more than 9.1 million Ukrainians fleeing the country and a third of the population displaced. The invasion has also caused global food shortages.
Destroyed Homes.Destroyed Infrastructure.Destroyed Dreams
Destroyed hopes, destroyed homes and destroyed infrastructure are the immediate consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The war has also affected the world’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Inflation, food security, energy security and further supply- chain pressures are among the many challenges policy makers worldwide must tackle.
Proposed Aid Cut to Care for Ukrainian Refugees
Towards the end of the first quarter of 2022, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency’s (SIDA) communicated proposed changes that affected funding.
Read the full statement online: https://www.sida.se/en/the-government-introduces-restrictions-on-sidas-payments-in-2022/
Global Protest to Prime Minister of Sweden
Organizations, agencies, and partners joined an online advocacy campaign addressed to the Prime Minister of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson. The campaigns were titled, #DearMagdalena. The goal of the campaign was to change the Swedish government & decision to cut their development aid budget.
Here are some of the sample open letters and posts shared by organizations in this campaign.