The Saïd Business School has launched a fundraising drive for the Ukraine crisis that will see the school match donations.

The University of Oxford school has said it is committed to match fund any donations to the Disaster & Emergency Committee (DEC)’s Ukraine Humanitarian appeal made by employees or students, up to £25,000.

To kick-start donations, the school has made a £10,000 contribution to the DEC appeal, with the hope to reach at least £50,000 by the end of July.

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The DEC appeal is supporting 15 leading UK aid charities, and their local partners, in Ukraine and neighbouring countries meeting the needs of all refugees and displaced people.

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As set out on their website, £30 could provide essential hygiene supplies for three people for one month, £50 could provide blankets for four families and £100 could provide emergency food for two families for one month.

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Sue Dopson, Interim Dean at Oxford Saïd, said: “We’ve all been touched by the shocking events in Ukraine and the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe.

“As an international business school, with colleagues, students and alumni from across the globe, a number of whom are being directly affected by this crisis, we wanted to show our support through practical action that would help those in most need.

“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this appalling tragedy and we extend our heartfelt hopes for a swift end to the conflict.”

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