THE GLOBAL BLACK COALITION
Supporting Vulnerable Black People
For the first time in history, Black organizations and Allies across the world are forming a Global Black coalition to support vulnerable members of our community escaping the war.
We needed to come together as NGOs and civil society to create a Coalition to ensure the safety and equal treatment of Black people in Ukraine.
As many of you witnessed, since the beginning of the war, many Black people have suffered and are suffering racism while trying to escape the war in Ukraine and rebuild their lives outside of the country. Members of our community are being denied some of their fundamental human rights including the right to safety.
The needs, rights and wellbeing of Black people in Ukraine were being ignored during what will no doubt be one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our generation.
We work hand in hand at the various borders, while some team members work together from their respective countries: Canada, The United Kingdom, The United States of America, France, Switzerland, Germany, Romania and Poland where civil society community members are helping coordinate on ground efforts.
Since its creation, the Global Black Coalition has achieved many milestones; from providing buses at the various borders and housing over 1000 community members, to developing partnerships with universities in North America and Europe; from pushing important policy changes to force many European and North American governments to equally welcome Black people fleeing the war in Ukraine to ensuring the safe evacuation of over 40 students in Kherson and Sumy Ukraine, our coalition is ensuring that members of our community are not left behind.
The Global Black Coalition was co-founded by award winning activist, Gwen Madiba, President of Equal Chance and Vukile Dlamini, a second year medical student at the Vinnytsia national medical university in Ukraine.
We are a growing coalition; we welcome all Black organizations and Allies around the world who’d like to join our cause if they pass they pass our due diligence verification.
1946 people housed
helped head back home to their country of origin upon their request
students safely evacuated
Over 1000 food boxes delivered
89 families relocated
donated to community members
18 Ukranian families rescued from Kherson, Ukraine
1123 people transported from the various borders
204 healing sessions organized online and in person
Over 500 students supported with university enrollments in collaboration with the Global Empowerment Network (GEM)
403 community members supported with immigration documents in Europe and North America
Important partnerships developed with universities across Europe and North America resulting in a high rate of admissions
5 important ongoing programs for Black women and children
Organized multiple online sessions between government officials and community members.
Providing legal aid to community affected by the war.
Continuing to provide essential and important culturally resources to community members.
Proud to bring Black organizations & allies together from across the globe
The organizations are in Alphabetical order: