Generali and The Human Safety Net for Ukraine
From donations to UNHCR to fundraising for UNICEF, Generali, its business units, employees and agents have taken action - also involving the Company's customers - to promote concrete aid for families fleeing war
Offering protection and assistance to Ukrainian families fleeing the war by supporting the activities of humanitarian organisations, global fundraising and volunteering initiatives. This is the goal of the joint effort in which Generali, The Human Safety Net Foundation and the Company's employees are engaged, to support those who are suffering due to the conflict by responding to a twofold order of needs: emergency response and long-term support.
Since the start of the war, Generali has decided to donate € 3 million to support refugee programmes, including a donation to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, which is currently at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. The donation enabled UNHCR to offer protection, essential goods, food, legal and psychological assistance in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, and Romania.
An employee and agent donation campaign was also activated through The Human Safety Net Foundation, with donations matched 1:1 by Generali. In a few weeks, more than € 1 million was collected for UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund, to activate the so-called “Blue Dots”: hubs providing support and protection to children, women, families and other people with specific needs. Safe spaces where social workers, psychologists, legal counsellors, and cultural mediators provide reliable advice and offer services such as identification, assistance for families and children (including unaccompanied minors) as well as emergency psycho-social support and basic legal advice.
Thanks to their donations, The Human Safety Net, Generali and Group employees have contributed to the activation of 14 Blue Dots in Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Italy reaching over 11,500 mothers and children every day.
Solidarity initiatives also include accommodation for refugees within the Group's real estate properties in Germany, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy and Austria. The initiatives also involve the Company's customers: in France, Switzerland and Germany, for example, Generali has offered customers who have welcomed fleeing families in their homes the extension of Multi-Risk Household & Personal Liability cover for the refugees hosted. Moreover, the Group has made available free of charge temporary car insurance, for example in the Czech Republic, as well as coverage for workers assisting refugees, as in Poland.
It is a joint effort by the Company, its people, and the communities in which it operates, to stand in solidarity and remain close to the people impacted by the conflict, but also to offer concrete help. We believe in the value of community and want to stand by the most vulnerable, remaining truthful to our commitment as a responsible player not only when it comes to business, but in everything we do.
Further information on the actions taken through The Human Safety Net are available on the Foundation’s website.