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Press Release: UCQ Forms Ukraine Crisis and Humanitarian Assistance Council
February 27, 2022

The Ukrainian Community of Queensland Inc. (UCQ) Management Committee held an emergency meeting today in response to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Military.

A key outcome of the meeting was the formation of the Ukrainian Community of Queensland’s Ukraine Crisis and Humanitarian Assistance Council (UCQ UCHAC).

“Our committee and community has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support by Ukrainans and those who support Ukraine throughout Queensland. We are so thankful to all the people who have reached out with words and offers of support and to those who have donated to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal. In order to coordinate our Community’s efforts in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, we’ve formed a dedicated council – the UCQ Ukraine Crisis and Humanitarian Assistance Council” said UCQ President, Peter Bongiorni.

Through the UCHAC, the UCQ aims to:

  • Coordinate local efforts and information: Organise rallies, media, Government liaison, social media and information filtering, fundraising​
  • Render aid to impacted persons in Queensland: Counselling, accommodation, visas, contact tracing, recruitment of helping hands in Queensland
  • Render aid to Ukraine: support current defence efforts, continue lobbying Government and agencies for tangible and material support, aid, sanctions etc​
  • Render aid to displaced persons in Ukraine/Europe: fundraising and provision of aid, visas, contact tracing, interpreting

UCQ Committee Member, Adam Miljenovic has been appointed as chair of the UCHAC.

“One of the first orders of business for the UCHAC is the continued planning of our rally to #StandWithUkraine on Sunday, 6 March at 12pm at Brisbane’s King George Square.” Mr Bongiorni said.

People wishing to volunteer to support our rally and other efforts can register at https://forms.gle/QJkKRoqPkuUZhyKS9

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Issued on 27/02/2022