Square Enix Donates $500,000 Towards Ukraine Relief Efforts

Square Enix has announced that it is donating $500,000 in support of Ukraine relief efforts, the latest games company to do so.

Yesterday (March 15) Square Enix released a statement addressing a donation they had made in relation to the crisis in Ukraine. “Square Enix Group today announced the donation of $500,000 to The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in order to provide humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian people who are seeking refuge in neighboring regions,” wrote the company in its statement on Twitter. 

In addition, our Square Enix group companies have launched an employee fundraiser and matching gift program to benefit the International Committee of the Red Cross, UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders.

We sincerely hope that peace will be restored, and that those affected by the crisis will regain peaceful life as quickly as possible.

what are other companies doing?

Square Enix is the latest games company to make a donation towards relief efforts in Ukraine. The Pokemon Company is also making a donation of $200,000 to GlobalGiving. PlayStation has also ceased all sales of software and hardware in Russia. As well as have announced to donate $2million to the UNHCR. And while Nintendo itself has not made a donation, it has also halted sales in Russia.

There are ways for individuals to help as well. The British Red Cross has launched an appeal to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. The charity has launched a Tiltify page that you can donate to as well.

Doom designer John Romero has also made a brand new Doom 2 level, available for €5. All of which will go to the Red Cross and the UN Central Emergency Response Fund.

Not only this, but indie developer Brandon Sheffield has organised a charity bundle that has almost 1000 games, available for $10. All proceeds from the bundle will go to the International Medical Corps, and Voices of Children. 

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