Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, and More Participating in Ukraine Social Media Rally That Aims to Raise Billions in Aid

The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, and Pharrell Williams are among a number of celebrities who will participate in a social media rally urging for tangible support for Ukraine.

Stand Up for Ukraine will include social media messages, shared on April 8, from stars from across industries as they for help in alleviating the suffering caused by Russia’s invasion of the country. The movement will encourage millions to request aid from corporate leaders, push for an increase in emergency funding, and ultimately assist those who have been displaced in Ukraine—as well as in Yemen, South Sudan, Afghanistan, and beyond, per Billboard.

“Millions of people are fleeing the bombs falling on Ukrainian cities,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said. “The world must stand up for them. The European Union is catering for the needs of the millions of refugees it hosts. And we will further step up. But so much is needed – and the brave people of Ukraine deserve solidarity from citizens and states around the globe. Together, we can give them a safe home and bring some light in their lives at this dark hour.”

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