Mar 17, 2022

How to Help Support Refugees Fleeing Ukraine

The TripActions Team

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Amidst the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the TripActions Group is taking steps to drive aid across several initiatives and has suspended business operations in Russia and Belarus—with the exception of evacuation support. Here’s how clients and employees can help.

Donate Unused TripActions Rewards

Clients of the TripActions Group have several options for providing support.

Those that use TripActions to book corporate travel and have opted into the TripActions Rewards Program may donate unused rewards credit directly to Ukrainian relief efforts.

Users that wish to donate a portion of this credit can do so in the Rewards Portal, by selecting the Ukrainian Relief banner. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this campaign will go directly to UNHCR, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

TripActions, Reed & Mackay, and Comtravo clients can also contribute by donating directly to any of the nonprofit organizations below.

Ukraine Donation Portal

Additional channels for donating funds are available outside of the TripActions. TripActions has hand-selected the organizations listed on this page, which all provide direct support to Ukrainians in need. They are:

  • International Committee of the Red CrossThe International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) remain active in Ukraine, saving and protecting the lives of victims of armed conflict and violence.
  • International Rescue CommitteeThe International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people affected by humanitarian crises—including the climate crisis—to survive, recover, and rebuild their lives.
  • Flexport.orgFlexport is currently organizing shipments of relief supplies to Ukrainian refugee sites across Eastern Europe
  • World Central KitchenWorld Central Kitchen (WCK) is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises

Flight and Business Restrictions

Due to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, and in solidarity with the international community, the TripActions Group no longer supports trip bookings to Russia and Belarus—including air, hotel, and car.

Inventory from Aeroflot, the flag carrier of Russia, and S7 have been removed from web and mobile booking experiences; itineraries already booked with the carriers are being updated. TripActions will continue to support evacuations for customers and others at risk.

In partnership with Visa, TripActions will block all transactions in Russia made with a TripActions Liquid card; which will now no longer work in Russia at merchants or at ATMs.

Internal Fundraising

Within the company, TripActions is also helping to drive awareness and raise critical funds. This month, the company opened up an internal portal for employees to donate directly to relief efforts in Ukraine. Employees can also donate annual wellness stipends and milestone gifts, which typically take the form of swag or travel credit.

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