Donations used to buy incubators for Ukraine

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ISLANDERS have been thanked after donating more than £200,000 to support premature babies affected by the war in Ukraine.

As part of the Bailiff’s Appeal, £200,440 has been distributed by Jersey Overseas Aid to not-for-profit international development organisation Crown Agents, which bought a number of mOm incubators – inexpensive, electronically controlled, inflatable devices. They are being used to address the impact that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is having on neonatal care in the region.

Islanders have now donated a total of £765,681 – made up of donations from the Bailiff’s Ukraine Appeal and the global emergency charity Jersey Side by Side.

Jersey Overseas Aid, who are responsible for distributing the money from the Bailiff’s Appeal, have now supported 15 initiatives, with agreements to help a further three projects in progress.

Gillian Challinor, senior programme officer for the JOA, has encouraged Islanders to continue their support for Ukrainians after donations to the BUA slowed, as there is a continued need for medical equipment and supplies in the country.

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