On Sunday, May 29, the second international charity telethon Save Ukraine — #StopWar will take place simultaneously in the capital cities of Germany and Ukraine at 20:00 CET.
The purpose of the event remains the same - to draw the attention of the world community to the dramatic events taking place in Ukraine and to raise funds for the purchase of medical equipment for healthcare institutions that provide medical assistance to the wounded and injured, including the purchase of surgical C-arm X-ray machines. The fundraising will be conducted through the United24 global initiative. All donations will be automatically transferred to the accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine, assigned to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
It is symbolic that the event will take place specifically on May 29 — the Day of Kyiv, and will be dedicated to the brave Ukrainian resistance during the three months of indomitable struggle against the Russian Federation. The organizers of the event emphasize that Kyiv is the heart of Ukraine and the capital of freedom, which has never been and cannot be conquered. That is why viewers all over the world must remember that this is the cradle of Europe and the place where our history began. The key messages of the project are #Stoprussia, #StandWithUkraine, #StopWar, #SaveUkraine, #BeBraveLikeUkraine, #CapitalOfBravePeople.
The artists will perform live from Kyiv and also its sister city Berlin. It is there, near the Brandenburg Gate, where the stage will be located. Among the participants of the event will be Kadebostany, Okean Elzy, Tina Karol, The Hardkiss, MONATIK, Beissoul & Einius, Antytila, ONUKA, alyona alyona, Mélovin, and many others. Also, the winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 — Kalush Orchestra band who astonished the entire world with the song "Stefania" and brought Ukraine such an important and desirable victory on the cultural front — will become the special guests of the event. You can watch the band's performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Grand Final and the emotional music video they shared right after the contest here, and don't forget to catch them this summer at the "I AM UKRAINE" concert in Vilnius, Lithuania.
During the two-hour broadcast which will be rebroadcasted by TV channels in about 20 countries in Europe and around the world, as well as on streaming platforms and social media, political leaders, musicians, artists, public activists, actors, athletes, volunteers from all over the globe will communicate with the multimillion audience calling on to support Ukraine. On the occasion of the event, Ukrainians and local residents in many countries around the world will gather to watch the TV marathon.
The broadcast will be available for viewers from all over the world on the YouTube channels of 1+1 and Atlas Festival, as well as on the international versions of TV channels, 1+1 International in particular.
The first telethon Save Ukraine — #StopWar took place on March 27 in Warsaw and has become the most large-scale broadcast in the history of television:
More than EUR 1.2 million have been raised through joint efforts to solve the most acute humanitarian issues caused by the Russian Federation’s war in Ukraine. In particular, medicines and medical supplies, food, and hygiene products were purchased for internally displaced persons and people in areas of active hostilities, primarily from the vulnerable population categories, people with disabilities. Funds were also used to evacuate civilians from the hotspots (Kharkiv, Sumy and Donetsk regions) and to provide accommodation for displaced persons, including evacuated children
More than 30 TV channels around the world have broadcasted the project simultaneously, and the average rating of the TV channels viewing during the telethon was higher than usual in this slot. Around 80 million people worldwide watched the live broadcast of the telethon. We have united all continents. Residents of more than 50 cities and capitals took to the streets to support Ukraine and join the telethon. 30 world political leaders appealed to Ukrainians and the international community. More than 17 million people were united by a communication campaign in the media and on social networks.
Let's work together to make the world a better place by continuing to support Ukraine in any way we can! Here you can find some more ideas on how to help Ukraine.