ImLive announced that they will continue and expand the efforts they started during the TES Affiliate conference. ImLive has decided to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine, including setting up a field hospital to treat victims of the war currently taking place in the country.
As ImLive stated in its statement, the initial assistance was provided to a large group of Ukrainian delegates who were attending the TES conference. The delegates were left alone and unable to return home due to travel restrictions resulting from the Russian military invasion of their country.
“This, further compounded by global financial restrictions, resulted in many of these delegates being unable to receive or transfer funds,” reported ImLive. “As more news came from inside the country it became clear of a rapidly growing humanitarian crisis.”
ImLive’s executive team quickly got together to discuss how the company could help their industry colleagues and within an hour the decision was made to move delegates to a 4-star hotel in Barcelona for the next 10 days, fully paid for by the company. This move gave the Ukrainian conference attendees “time to work on their next steps without the added stress of no accommodation and necessities,” ImLive added.
The offer of help was originally aimed at 30 people, but ImLive said it immediately “became clear that no one should be left behind” and the offer was subsequently extended to all 46 Ukrainian delegates at the conference. A bus was hired and a hotel booked on one of the busiest weekends of the year, which coincided with Carnival and the Mobile Technology World Conference in Barcelona.
ImLive staff remained with the Ukrainian delegates throughout their stay, “mounting a remote office and ensuring emotional support and assistance were available,” the company said in its statement.
“All 46 delegates were able to find safe passage or accommodation to neighboring countries with accommodation and flights gifted by the kind help of individuals and companies within the industry,” ImLive added. “ImLive are also proud to share that the company has joined forces to provide humanitarian assistance and support the establishment of a field hospital for the treatment of war victims in Ukraine, which is fulfilled and managed by one of the local hospitals.”
In addition to the creation of the hospital, ImLive said “sufficient funding was also donated for the purchase of an ultrasound device that will be used in what is currently one of the country’s most important life-saving missions, as the war continues.”
ImLive concluded the statement by saying the company is “honored to help our Ukrainian friends and hope you join us in wishing them a safe conclusion to this terrible situation.”