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The Lego Foundation donates an additional US$ 13.6 million to support Ukrainian children

The Lego Foundation is donating 100M DKK (approximately 13.6M USD) to support the rehabilitation and rebuilding of the education system within Ukraine and the educational needs of the children and families who have fled to neighbouring countries.

Since the start of the ongoing war in Ukraine, approximately 15.7 million people are in need of help, 12.4 million have been displaced and 3.6 million Ukrainian children have had their education disrupted. The donation aims to ensure Ukraine’s children have the chance to continue learning during their crucial developmental years while also ensuring that mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) is available to support well-being.

The new 100M DKK follows the March 2022 emergency donation of 110M DKK made jointly by the Lego Foundation, the Lego Group and Ole Kirk’s Fond for the provision of general humanitarian aid for the Ukrainian people. The latest funds to support the recovery of Ukraine and will be distributed via Lego Foundation partners including United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the MHPSS Collaborative and Peppy Pals, as well as other organisations already working in Ukraine. The Lego Foundation will also directly donate equipment to education institutions.

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