Here's an update from Lviv IT Cluster on where all these funds are going.
From the first day of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Lviv IT Cluster team has activated all its resources to support community companies and the entire IT industry, the Armed Forces, cities and people in humanitarian crisis. We also work on the cyber front and in the information space. Here's what their team did in 10 days of war.
✅ Five centers for temporarily displaced people, designed for more than 700 people, have been opened. Thousands of people have already passed through these Centers. We have provided these locations with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The flow of people to Lviv is increasing.
✅ We have transformed our office to the Center for the collection of essentials for the army and people in difficulty. During the 10 days of the war, we sent several tons of humanitarian aid to Kharkiv, Kyiv, Bucha, Konotop, Okhtyrka and Vinnytsia. These are medicines, food, clothes, essentials. Power structures have also already been provided with important equipment.
✅ Now our Aid Collection Center is focused on collecting equipment, personal protective equipment and medicines for the military who are fighting in the hottest spots of Ukraine. The first quadcopters and equipment have already gone to our defenders.
✅ We actively cooperate with international media. Community companies tell the world media about the work of the IT industry during the war. The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Sifted, Het Financieele Dagblad have already spoken about the challenges facing the tech community. Interest in the IT industry during the war is high.
✅ We have launched a campaign aimed at ending IT business in Russia. We also urge your customers not to do business with the occupying country. Because the continuation of any activity in Russia only economically strengthens the aggressor, which contributes to a protracted war.
✅ The Tax Pay Forward initiative was launched. We urge Ukrainians to pay the Single Social Contribution and the Single Tax not on April 18 and May 19, respectively, but now. This will help not only the state, but also local authorities, which form the rear for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and territorial defense and take care of humanitarian challenges.
✅ We are negotiating with Elon Musk for the supply of equipment for satellite Internet Starlink. The need of the western region as of now - 1000 sets, which should provide a reliable alternative Internet connection all the critical infrastructure of the west of the country. We are implementing the project together with the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection.
✅ We are implementing a project with the State Border Guard Service to provide their infrastructure with an additional communication channel. In particular, we purchased and transferred all the necessary network equipment to work with the Startlink system. We also provided them with a diesel generator with a capacity of 20 kW.
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