Industry appeal for Ukraine

The Recruitment industry comes together to support Ukrainian Refugees.

Millions of civilians in Ukraine are caught in the middle of an escalating military conflict and humanitarian crisis, and casualties are rising. More than 500,000 people have fled Ukraine in response to Russia’s invasion, and up to 4 million could follow. The COVID-19 pandemic is an added challenge for communities where violence and uncertainty takes a heavy toll.

In response to this, TRN and its members across the globe are coming together as a community to help support Ukrainians in need, with a focus on the most vulnerable and in particular children.

“The underlying principle behind The Recruitment Network is about making a positive difference, through positive collaboration and action, so to just sit back and watch the Ukrainian crisis unfold, is just not an option”, said James Osborne, co-founder of TRN.

“Across TRN and the wider recruitment community, we are seeing numerous initiatives unfolding, examples of recruitment businesses raising money to support various Ukrainian charities, members in Eastern Europe offering housing and support to families who have fled their country, van loads of emergency supplies being bought and driven to neighbouring countries. This of course will never be enough in the face of what these people are going through, but we hope will certainly help in some way.”

TRN itself is working in partnership with the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, set up by GlobalGiving.

All donations to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund support humanitarian assistance in impacted communities in Ukraine and surrounding regions where Ukrainian refugees have fled and GlobalGiving’s local partners are bringing relief to terrified and displaced communities.

Gordon Stoddart, co-founder of TRN continues “Our immediate aim is to raise a minimum of £10,000 this week to start building a pot of funds that will be used to provide shelter, food, and clean water, health and psychosocial support as well as access to education and economic assistance for refugees. In just 24 hours, we are already at 65% of our target and will continue to do what we can to keep the fund growing whilst the conflict continues to rage.”

To find out more and to support the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, visit


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