Help Ukrainian refugees relocate to New Zealand
Providing support for Ukrainians relocating to New Zealand to escape Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Russia has launched a devastating and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine that has actively targeted its civilian population. Over 2.8 million Ukrainians have fled in the first two weeks, almost all of them women, children or elderly. It is anticipated to create the largest refugee crisis since World War II.
The NZ government has now established a special visa allocation to permit Ukrainians with close family already living in New Zealand to relocate here. We are hopeful that, in the near future, the government will introduce further opportunities for Ukrainian refugees to enter New Zealand. The government has not made any funding available to assist with associated relocation or support costs.
Most Ukrainians have left their former lives behind with only what they could carry on their backs, so they need all the support they can get to set them up for a new life in New Zealand. As Ukrainians provide much needed skills in areas we are short of talent, we are confident that, once they are on their feet, they will be great contributors to our nation.
Please note that all funds raised will be held in the New Zealand Ukrainian Refugee Relocation Trust for the benefit of Ukrainians relocating to New Zealand to escape the war.
The New Zealand Ukrainian Refugee Relocation Trust was established in March 2022 . The trust’s sole aim is to assist Ukrainians fleeing the invasion of their country and attempting to relocate to New Zealand.
The funds will be used to cover relocation costs for Ukrainians relocating to New Zealand to escape the war
Increased goal and new closing date 10 April 2022
Thank you so much for your incredible generosity and support.
We had initially intended to close this page on 15 April, but we have decided to extend the closing date until 15 June to allow us more time to collect further donations. We are also collaborating with other generous New Zealanders to arrange other fundraising initiatives and we will keep this page going in the meantime.
We will keep this page updated as those fundraising initiatives launch.
In the meantime, thank you all for your kindness.