Real Madrid will donate one million euros for humanitarian aid in view of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine. This was announced by ÖFB star David Alaba’s top Spanish football club today, Wednesday. The money goes to the Red Cross, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other aid organizations working in Ukraine. UNHCR estimates that 2.97 million people have fled Ukraine so far. That’s about seven percent of the country’s population.
The Red Cross has a large team on the Ukrainian borders and some of the funds raised through the Real Madrid Foundation campaign will be allocated to the Spanish Red Cross, which works closely with national societies in the region and focuses on psychosocial support in Ukraine focused.
The Red Cross in Spain is taking care of the first refugees arriving from Ukraine in its primary care centers and the Real Madrid Foundation has provided sports equipment for the children.
From a purely sporting point of view, things could not go better for Real. Most recently, they celebrated against Paris St. Germain entering the quarter-finals of the Champions League. In addition, they are ten points ahead of Sevilla and 15 points ahead of Sevilla FC and Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league.