Transdev’s light rail operation in Barcelona, TRAM is partnering again with UNICEF Committee Catalonia, and specifically with the organization in support of the children affected by the war in Ukraine. TRAM has launched a fully wrapped light rail vehicle asking people to contribute to the organization. The TRAM’s efforts in this humanitarian emergency have also included a direct monetary contribution of 5,000 euros.
UNICEF has been present in Ukraine since the start of the conflict, as it has been working in the country for more than 25 years. According to the organization, the heightened hostilities in Ukraine pose an immediate threat to the lives and wellbeing of the country’s 7.5 million children. These circumstances are leading to a massive population displacement which could become one of the most important refugee crises in Europe since the Second World War.
This horrible situation experienced by children and their families is being further magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is putting the most vulnerable among them at risk in light of the fact that the healthcare system has been severely weakened.
UNICEF is working both inside the country and with its bordering countries to save the lives of children at this time of uncertainty, and along with its allies, it is on the first line of humanitarian response with the goal of providing children with essential services like healthcare, education, protection and access to water and sanitation.
About TRAM’s history with UNICEF
Since 2018, TRAM has been partnering with UNICEF in different charitable campaigns and actions like covering the tram entirely with the ‘One name, one life’ campaign aimed at eradicating neonatal and infant mortality, and the purchase of socially conscious ‘Blue Gift’ Christmas cards by the more than 300 people on the TRAM team two years in a row.
In the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, TRAM also partnered with the ‘Little Solutions’ campaign, which highlighted the importance of vaccinations to save lives.