After Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an attack on Ukraine last week, Ukraine severed diplomatic connections with Russia and announced martial law. As the fighting continues, many Ukrainians, including African immigrants, are trying to escape the conflict zone.
In light of several videos showing African refugees being denied access to leave Ukraine, musicians Beyoncé, Young Thug, and others are offering help to those affected by the conflict.
On Sunday, the charitable foundation of Beyoncé shared a tweet on its Twitter account in response to the devastating reports of Black people being mistreated at the border.
We are saddened by the news of African and other international students being denied at the border as they attempt to leave Ukraine. We are hopeful that the various embassies could swiftly rectify the situation to help those in need of support.— BeyGOOD (@BeyGood) February 28, 2022