(Reuters) – Former world primary Andy Murray stated he would donate his prize money received from tennis tournaments in 2022 in direction of aid efforts for children affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Two million individuals – principally girls and children – have now fled Ukraine because the starting of the Russian invasion on Feb. 24, the U.N. refugee company UNHCR stated on Tuesday.
Russia calls its actions in Ukraine a “particular operation”.
“Over 7.5 million children are in danger with the escalating battle in Ukraine,” Murray, who’s an envoy for UNICEF UK, stated on Twitter.
“It’s very important training continues, so UNICEF is working to allow entry to studying for displaced children, in addition to supporting the rehabilitation of broken faculties, along with substitute gear and furnishings.
“I’m going to be donating my earnings from my prize money for the remainder of the yr, however anybody within the UK can assist UNICEF’s humanitarian response by donating to our enchantment.”
The ATP, WTA, ITF and the 4 Grand Slams stated on Tuesday that they might make a joint donation of $700,000 in aid of humanitarian reduction and to assist Ukraine’s tennis federation.
Three-times Grand Slam winner Murray has obtained a wild card for this month’s Indian Wells, his first match since reuniting with former coach Ivan Lendl.
(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)