Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher pledge to match $3 million in donations for Ukrainian refugees


The Hollywood couple launched a GoFundMe “Stand With Ukraine” campaign on Thursday to raise $30 million for Flexport.org and Airbnb.org, which they said are “two organizations that are actively on the ground provide immediate aid to those who need it most.”

Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine – then part of the Soviet Union – and moved with her family to the United States when she was 7 years old. While acknowledging all that America has done for her and her family, she said she can’t forget her roots.

“Today I am a proud Ukrainian,” the ‘Black Swan’ star said in a statement shared on the fundraising page. “Ukrainians are proud and courageous people who deserve our help in these difficult times.”

“Our family is launching this fund to help provide immediate support,” she wrote, “and we will donate up to $3 million.”

According to the fundraising page, cargo carrier Flexport is organizing shipments of relief supplies to refugee sites in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova. Airbnb.org, a non-profit organization, provides free short-term housing to refugees fleeing Ukraine.

Kunis also appeared alongside her husband in a video shared to her Instagram account, where she spoke about the “devastating” conflict in Ukraine.

“The events that unfolded in Ukraine are devastating. There is no place in this world for this kind of unjust attack on humanity,” Kunis said.

In the clip, Kutcher, 44, applauded the “bravery of the people of the country in which (Kunis) was born” while stressing to his 4.4 million Instagram followers “the needs of those who have chosen safety”. .

The couple are the latest stars to show their support for Ukrainians affected by the conflict. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are also raising money to help the country’s refugees.

“In 48 hours, countless Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes to neighboring countries. They need protection. When you donate, we will double it up to $1,000,000, which will double the support” , Reynolds wrote on Twitter on Saturday, promoting donations to the United Nations Refugee Agency.

According to the UN, one million refugees have fled Ukraine in just one week.




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