$8 million in additional funding from Breakthrough Prize Foundation will support Flexport.org's work bringing food and supplies to refugees in Ukraine, Pakistan and Horn of Africa
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech for Refugees Initiative and Flexport.org today announced an expansion of their humanitarian efforts to help refugees, with an increase in current efforts to support refugees from the war in Ukraine, in addition to new funding for emergencies in Pakistan and the Horn of Africa.
The Tech for Refugees initiative, launched in April this year with a commitment of $100 million from the Breakthrough Prize Foundation established by Julia and Yuri Milner, supports technology organisations in their efforts to bring assistance to refugees from Ukraine and countries around the world. Organizations currently partnering with the initiative include Flexport.org, Airbnb.org, Spotify among others.
Flexport.org is the impact arm of digital freight forwarder Flexport. It uses the company's logistics platform and partnerships with trusted international aid organizations to deliver emergency medical equipment and other critical aid. During the past six months Flexport.org has delivered humanitarian aid to help improve the lives of over 6 million Ukrainians: the organization has coordinated 409 shipments to 6 countries that have taken in Ukrainian refugees, containing millions of pounds of aid including ambulances, hospital beds, hygiene kits, and other emergency...
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