29 March, 2022

UPDATE April 4:

On Wednesday March 28, there was a special Concert for Ukraine, starring Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Snow Patrol and more. If you missed the concert, you can catch up on ABC iView here. This will be available until April 29.

All donations raised from the concert will go to the Emergency Action Alliance, of which ADRA is a founding member.

You can donate at abc.net.au/gives or by calling 1300 939 000 ??

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March 28: The Emergency Action Alliance (EAA), of who ADRA is a proud founding member, will this Wednesday launch their first emergency appeal in conjunction with media partner ABC.

The two-hour Concert for Ukraine will bring together leading names from the music world, including Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabelo and Manic Street Preachers, to raise money for victims of the humanitarian disaster.

Screening on ABC TV Plus this Wednesday, March 30 at 8.30pm (AEDT) the all-star event will spread a message of hope and support while raising funds for EAA to address the immediate needs of people fleeing the conflict, and in the long road ahead.

This is the first emergency appeal for Emergency Action Alliance, bringing together 15 of Australia’s leading aid charities to form a single fundraising entity when major disasters take place overseas.

Viewers of the Concert for Ukraine will be able to donate throughout the evening, and in the following two weeks. All money raised will complement the recently announced $2 million Federal Government contribution to Emergency Action Alliance’s Ukraine Appeal, as well as proceeds from existing EAA member Ukraine appeals.

Kerren Morris, Executive Director at EAA said, “This is the moment when we stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine who have had to flee a terrible conflict that continues to rage. Our 15 members believe this is the moment where we come together to raise more funds and have even greater impact during the recovery and rebuilding phase. We are excited to partner with ABC on this major appeal.”

Viewers will be able to donate money to the cause throughout the evening online through emergencyaction.org.au and via phone on 1300 939 000. Viewers will also be able to catch up on the concert on ABC iview for 30 days after the broadcast and continue to donate after the event has finished.

You can learn more about ADRA’s partnership with EAA here.