KEY POINTS

  • Trump worked with several nonprofit organizations to pack one million meals for the refugees
  • The food will be delivered to refugees along the Poland-Ukraine border and some families within the country
  • The Russia-Ukraine war has forced 3.7 million refugees to flee the country

Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of former President Donald Trump, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to send meals to Ukrainian refugees along the Poland-Ukraine border. 

Trump personally contributed to the money used to purchase one million meals, amounting to more than 158,000 pounds of food. The former First Daughter collaborated with several nonprofit organizations, such as CityServe, City of Destiny and Mercy Chefs, in packing meals of oatmeal and goulash. 

The meals were picked based on the advised food preferences of aid workers in Ukraine, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News.

The food will be delivered to Warsaw, Poland, in coordination with the UPS Foundation. From there, local partners and volunteers will deliver the meals to the Ukrainian refugees. Some meals would also be delivered to families inside Ukraine. 

"The Ukrainian people have shown inspiring courage and resilience during the invasion of their country by Russia," Trump told Fox News. "With this food, I hope to provide a small source of comfort and nourishment for Ukrainians who are suffering so greatly."

The Russia-Ukraine war, which began on Feb. 24, has forced more than 10 million Ukrainians to flee their homes. It is estimated that the conflict drove 3.7 million refugees to leave the country. An additional 6.5 million people have also been displaced within the Ukrainian border, according to a report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

A statement released by the United Nations Children’s Fund on Thursday estimated that at least 4.3 million children had been displaced by the war, which has stretched out into its fourth week. The figures include 1.8 children who cross into neighboring countries and 2.5 million children who still remain within the Ukrainian borders. 

“Warfare has changed and children are now constantly on the front lines,” James Elder, a spokesman for UNICEF, told The Washington Post.

The organization added that more than 450,000 children between the ages of 23 months to 6 years need additional food support amid the raging war. Members of UNICEF also noted that the conflict has led to a drop in vaccination coverage for measles and polio, warning that it could lead to an outbreak in places where people are sheltering from the attacks. 

Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner had many senior roles in the White House Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner had many senior roles in the White House Photo: AFP / Ahmad GHARABLI