EXANTE, a global wealth tech company, donated $1 million to UNICEF. This amount will be used to support vulnerable children and families that have been and are affected by the war in Ukraine and those who have fled to neighbouring countries.
EXANTE is a global wealth tech that offers its clients access to more than 500,000 financial instruments in 50 global markets and 8 classes through its proprietary trading platform, all through a single account.
They are licensed to provide financial services to retail and corporate clients. This includes trading and investing.
UNICEF (officially United Nations Children’s Fund, originally United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) is an agency of the United Nations. UNICEF is responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to the most vulnerable children in the most disadvantaged places, worldwide.
They are doing life-changing work in 190 countries and territories around the world.
By 25 March, since the start of the war in Ukraine, more than 3.7 million people had fled the war and become refugees. 90% of those fleeing are women and children, who are extremely vulnerable to horrific conditions and dangerous risks, including human trafficking and exploitation.
Since one of the key principles of EXANTE is the belief in people’s right to freedom, they are deeply concerned by the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Ukraine, which is also a child rights crisis. This is exactly why the wealth tech decided to donate USD 1 million to UNICEF.
“Whilst we cannot change what’s happening, together with our colleagues and clients we hope that the money donated will truly make a difference and help the thousands of children and families affected,”
Alexey Kirienko, CEO of EXANTE, told UNICEF.
As of the beginning of April, UNICEF has delivered 858 tons of emergency supplies, including health supplies, hygiene kits, education, and recreational supplies for children and adolescents in need due to the war.
The agency has also established special corners in 29 metro stations to provide socio-emotional support to children in Kharkiv.
“The spaces are equipped with learning materials for art therapy, playing, reading, learning, and emotional support, and facilitators are providing learning support and recreational activities for pre-school and school children,”
UNICEF is asking for USD 349 million to provide life-saving support for children and their families. This includes USD 276 million to meet the immediate needs within Ukraine and USD 73 million to meet humanitarian needs in neighbouring countries. This funding will be enough to help support more than 3.5 million people, including 2.2 million children.
Source: unicef.org, exante.eu