Voi stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

Mar 17, 2022

Voi stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

The UN estimates that 12 million people inside Ukraine will need relief and protection, while more than four million Ukrainian refugees may need support in neighbouring countries over the coming months.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) manages and coordinates efforts to protect people inside and trying to escape from Ukraine. The organisation’s field staff work around the clock to ensure that families trying to escape get emergency help and are put into safety. The UNHCR cooperates with local public authorities, the UN and hundreds of local support organisations for internal refugees.

The UNHCR distributes necessities such as water bottles, blankets, sleeping bags, hygiene products and winter clothing. It sets up and runs reception centres in border areas where people can get a temporary place to live, food and security. In addition, the UNHCR registers and distributes information to people trying to escape. The organisation also gives cash support, when possible, to people in Ukraine so that they can manage their daily needs.

Aid delivered to Kryvyi Rih: 2,000 blankets, 500 sleeping mats, 200 jerry cans, 100 kitchen sets. As people are fleeing the military offensive for safety and shelter, UNHCR is in constant touch with IDP communities across Ukraine, to identify needs and prepare responses. © UNHCR/Anita Rudyk

For two weeks, starting 8 March 2022, all Voi scooters in Europe and UK will blink in the colours of the Ukrainian flag every day between 12:00 hrs and 13:00 hrs. Voi will also donate all revenue from the scooters during that time to the UNHCR. In addition, we are supporting our friends at leading Swedish health organisations such as Meds, Kry and Sjukvårdshjälpen with getting medical supplies into Ukraine from other European countries.

Voi has taken the decision to cease all business activities in Russia and Belarus, including the reselling of refurbished vehicles. We are selling our minority stake in a Russian micromobility company and will support their employees wanting to move to other countries in the ways we can, including with finding jobs.

Voi conducts background checks on our investors before agreeing on terms with them. We are currently re-evaluating all our partners in light of the recent developments in Ukraine and will take any and all actions deemed necessary to comply with sanctions. This includes the removal of shareholders should they no longer align with our core values. We will always abide by any laws or sanctions that are in place.

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