York is working to ‘provide place of safety’ for academics displaced by war in Ukraine
‘We are supporting the work of the Council for At Risk Academics (CARA) to provide a place of safety in the UK for academics displaced by the conflict’
The University of York is working to “provide a place of safety” for academics displaced by the war in Ukraine.
In a statement made to their website, the university said: “We are supporting the work of the Council for At Risk Academics (CARA) to provide a place of safety in the UK for academics displaced by the conflict. Locally, we are working with the City Council and other local partners to see how we can best coordinate our actions to the benefit of those needing sanctuary.”
York also announced that it is working on plans to offer additional scholarship provision and other financial support for current and future students affected by the conflict.
A statement on the dedicated webpage for updates on the university’s response to the crisis reads: “The University of York is a University of Sanctuary in a City of Sanctuary. As we have in other conflicts, we continue to monitor developments in Ukraine and will remain in close contact with both Ukrainian and Russian members of our community to offer support whenever needed.”
“Our response as a University community has shown characteristic compassion. Many of you have been in touch asking how you can offer support financially or through volunteering. And we know that some staff may be interested in opening up their homes to welcome refugees.”
Alongside the many national charities supporting those affected by the crises, the university is enabling contributions through their Equal Access Fund giving page and thank people in advance for their contributions.
Ways you can help the people of Ukraine include remaining informed on the situation and vigilant about information shared on social media, donating money to verified organisations and providing supplies for Ukrainian residents. For more information about how you can get involved, click here.
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