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Charitable Donations: Ukraine

Question for Treasury

UIN 153963, tabled on 14 April 2022

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation take to help ensure that money donated by the British people to the Disasters Emergences Committee appeal for Ukraine is able to reach vulnerable people inside Ukraine without being stopped by sanctions.

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26 April 2022

The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) prioritises licence applications made for humanitarian purposes to help ensure that funds can get to where they are needed most as quickly as possible. This includes applications to permit humanitarian activities in Ukraine, where there is specific provision in the regulations for OFSI to grant such licences.

OFSI is proactively engaging with humanitarian organisations to understand their needs in delivering activities in Ukraine and will continue to closely monitor the situation.

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