Senedd Members from across West Wales have joined forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to launch an emergency humanitarian appeal for the people of Ukraine.
DEC Cymru and its member charities today held an event on the steps of the Senedd to launch their financial appeal to the general public.
It is estimated that 4 million people are set to be displaced due to the war in Ukraine, with a further 18 million projected to become affected by the conflict.
Speaking about the matter, Senedd Member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Samuel Kurtz MS said:
“The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine is becoming ever-more worrying as Putin continues his assault on the independent, sovereign Ukrainian people.
“It’s innocent men, women and children who are suffering the consequences and we’re all too aware of the harrowing stories and images coming from Eastern Europe.
“It is important that we show solidarity with the people of Ukraine and help those brilliant charities who are getting much needed aid, medical supplies, food, clothing, toiletries and much more, to the front line.
“Welsh people are desperate to help and hopefully today’s event will help signpost people to where and how they can support.”
To donate to the humanitarian effort, please visit: https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal