Hockey Ireland is extremely shocked and deeply concerned by the invasion of #Ukraine and the escalation of violence and pro-war rhetoric.
We join our voices to the calls for peace uttered all over the world and want to express our full support and solidarity with the people of Ukraine and with the Ukrainian Hockey Federation and all Ukrainian athletes.
Conscious that words are not enough, we want to encourage our hockey community – in conjunction with the European Hockey Federation – to take action.
The following Irish organisations are responding to humanitarian needs in Ukraine today:
- ChildFund Ireland
- Concern Worldwide
- Habitat for Humanity Ireland
- Irish Red Cross
- Misean Cara
- Oxfam Ireland
- Salesians of Don Bosco Ireland
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians fled their country and the horror of war, most via Poland. Many of them will soon try to travel to the various European countries that are willing to welcome them.
If you are ready to offer temporary shelter to refugees, you can register via the following link:
You can also choose to make a financial donation through a recognised NGO you trust such as: