Video - Ukraine: From beneficiary to volunteer

Published: 30 June 2015 16:04 CET

Philip is one of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people living in Ukraine. He left Donetsk because of the fighting, and came to Kharkiv, where he was helped by the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. Since, he has joined the Red Cross as a volunteer, and now helps others who are in a similar situation.

The revised IFRC emergency appeal for Ukraine is for 19.99 million Swiss francs, of which 31 per cent is currently covered. Through this operation, Ukrainian Red Cross Society to assist a further 107,000 people.


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies . As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. About this site & copyright