Giro555: the Netherlands raised more than €100 million for Ukraine

Yesterday’s action day for Ukraine was a huge success for the Netherlands. The nationwide fundraiser by Giro555 raised a whopping €106 million. 🇺🇦

According to the NOS, this is just a provisional amount — and the final total is expected to increase over the next few days.

What is Giro555?

Giro555 is a group of 11 aid organisations that came together and started a campaign for the victims of the war in Ukraine. All the proceeds go towards clean water, shelter, and medical supplies.

The fundraiser already collected €21.4 million in the early morning. Around noon, they raised €29.5 million, and in the early evening they had around €40.9 million.

Radio555 ran ten radio stations where people could request songs in exchange for a donation. The proceeds from commercial breaks also went to the fundraiser.

Dutch support

The Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Schreinemacher announced that the cabinet would allocate €15 million for emergency aid to Ukraine. This was already in addition to the €24.5 million promised earlier.

READ MORE | Here’s how you can help Ukraine from the Netherlands

This action day is now Giro555’s third most successful fundraiser. The fundraiser for victims of the 2004 tsunami in Asia collected €208 million. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Giro555 collected €111 million.

Did you take part in Giro555? Are you helping with relief efforts in Ukraine another way? Tell us in the comments!

Feature Image:Giro555/Supplied
Katrien Nivera 🇵🇭
Katrien Nivera 🇵🇭
Third culture kid Katrien is a Philippine native living in the Netherlands to finish her master's degree in political communication. You can usually find her trying to organize everything on Notion and the sticky notes app, otherwise, she’s nose-deep in a good book or obsessing over film soundtracks and video games.

2 COMMENTS

  1. By and large this is all blood money because the majority of Dutch people did not support Donald Trump‘s reelection for president. If Donald Trump had been reelected there is no way that Vladimir Putin would ever have dreamed of attacking Ukraine. Of course the ultimate blame for the invasion of Ukraine rests with the American people who refused to support Donald Trump. Bullies like Vladimir Putin only attack those who are weak and there has never been a more weak American president than Joe Biden.

    • Joe actually has opinions though, unlike Donald. I’m not sure if that makes him weak, but if you say so it must be true.

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