Civil society teams launch initiative to assist Ukraine


Taipei, June 23 (CNA) A number of civil society teams, led by the Right here I Stand Challenge (HISP), on Thursday introduced an initiative that seeks to gather medical provides and gadgets from Taiwanese to donate to war-torn Ukraine.

The initiative goals to gather medical provides and gadgets from personal residents or firms in Taiwan and donate them to Ukraine, HISP Deputy Govt Secretary Cynthia Yang (楊欣慈) mentioned at a press convention held on the Legislative Yuan.

There are plentiful assets in Taiwan that may be allotted to assist the folks of Ukraine affected by the Russian invasion, Yang mentioned, including that the initiative seeks to convey them collectively and put them to good use.

The group mentioned it has to this point despatched about US$20,000 price of medical gadgets donated by Chang Gu Biotechnology to a hospital in Kyiv.

Different Taiwanese teams which have expressed assist for the initiative embody the Formosa Republican Affiliation, Taiwan Stands With Ukraine, and the Asia-Pacific Liberal Ladies Affiliation.

As a part of the initiative, an internet site was additionally launched on Thursday to supply details about scholarships and job openings in Taiwan for Ukrainians.

Yang mentioned whereas scholarship info was gathered from college web sites, HISP has additionally been in talks with firms reminiscent of Present Chwan Healthcare System which can be keen to supply job alternatives for Ukrainian folks.

The medical group, which operates eight branches of Present Chwan Memorial Hospital throughout Taiwan, has pledged to supply a number of positions, together with in analysis and the sector of worldwide enterprise improvement, for Ukrainian folks eager to work in Taiwan.

As well as, Democratic Progressive Get together (DPP) lawmaker Mark Ho (何志偉) mentioned in a prerecorded video that his workplace on the Legislature would offer internship alternatives to Ukrainian folks primarily based in Taiwan, with out offering additional particulars.

“I am certain that when we work collectively, we might help extra folks, and we might help to realize peace,” Ho added.

In keeping with Yang, Taiwan-based HISP was based by a bunch of younger folks in January 2021 with the purpose of accelerating Taiwan’s visibility within the worldwide group.


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