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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher raise $30 million for Ukrainian refugees

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher raise $30 million for Ukrainian refugees
at Video shared on Kutcher InstagramThe couple thanked supporters for their donations. “More than 65,000 of you have donated,” Kunis said. “We are very grateful for the support.” She noted that while donations won’t solve the crisis, “our collective efforts will provide a softer landing for many people as they move forward in their uncertain future.”

“We will do everything in our power to make sure that the outpouring of love that came from all of you as part of this campaign finds maximum impact with those in need,” Kutcher added. “As funding continues, we will treat every dollar as if it were being donated out of our pocket.”

The International Organization for Migration says that since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February, More than 3 million refugees They fled the country, including At least 1.5 million children. Many of them found refuge in neighboring countries, including Romania, Moldova and Poland. It was 6.48 million people internally displaced, They were forced to leave their homes in search of safety elsewhere in the country.

As of early Sunday, more than $34 million had been donated through 69,300 individual donations according to a GoFundMe page.

Kunis herself is a “proud Ukrainian”. on the husband GoFundMeShe explained that she was born in Chernivtsi, a city in southwestern Ukraine, in 1983 and her family traveled to the United States eight years later.

“The proud and brave Ukrainians deserve our help in their time of need,” she wrote. “This unjust attack on Ukraine and humanity in general is devastating and the Ukrainian people need our support.”

Donations to GoFundMe go to two organizations: freight carrier Flexport, which organizes shipments of relief supplies to refugee sites in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Moldova, and Airbnb, a company Providing free short-term housing for refugees from Ukraine.
Kunis and Kutcher join other stars including Blake Lively and Ryan Reynoldswho also pledged to match donations to Ukrainian refugees, and Gigi Hadid – which donated the profits of Fashion Month to Relief in Ukraine.