In response to the continued humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and in the surrounding countries whom are welcoming millions of refugees escaping from combat zones, the International Judo Federation (IJF) is launching an online platform to assist those affected.
In these difficult times, there are many ways to support refugees. The IJF has created a dedicated platform where you can donate and contribute to the effort to bring back a bit of joy to those who suffer the most. A specific bank account has been opened and all the funds will be collected by the IJF and used to support the refugee community, in coordination with national federations and local organisations.
In 2021 the World Judo Day theme was 'Solidarity.’ In 2022 it is 'Inclusion.’ Today we have the possibility to show solidarity and to demonstrate how judo can promote the inclusion of refugees. By donating, we can all look towards peace. Thank you for your help and support. In the weeks to come, the IJF will inform you regularly, about the progress of the various initiatives that we are launching.