the people of Siemens decided many years ago to create Siemens Caring Hands as
a strong partner in the fight against the impact of global crises,” said
Christian Kaeser, who chairs the Siemens Caring Hands board. “In this way, over
the past two years alone, more than €20 million have come together with
the support of Siemens and its workforce to help the victims of the pandemic,
the flood in Germany’s Rhineland region, and the war in Ukraine.”
beginning of the war in Ukraine, Warsaw had been among the key places for
refugees to go for help: More than 170,000 Ukrainian refugees are currently living
in Poland’s capital city, around half of whom are children. People from Ukraine
now account for about 10 percent of Warsaw’s residents; demand for living
space, especially for families with children, has risen accordingly.
March, Siemens has launched a series of humanitarian measures to support Ukrainian
families as well as refugees from the war zone. Through the Siemens Caring
Hands organization, Siemens AG and Siemens Healthineers made immediate
donations of €1 million each to the Red Cross, Caritas and Diakonie
Katastrophenhilfe. In addition, the two Siemens companies will match every euro
donated by their employees. So far, more than €11 million have come
together for aid projects benefiting Ukraine.
Caring Hands e.V. is an independent charitable association that was founded at
the initiative of Siemens AG in 2001. The association is especially active in
providing support in major emergencies. It directly pursues charitable and
non-profit purposes, including backing assistance for disaster victims,
supporting fire protection, disaster control and civil defense, and promoting the
public health system’s development.