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We are deeply shocked and appalled by the decision of the Russian government to invade Ukraine. The consequences of this violent invasion and the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding will affect many people across the ELT community. We condemn the invasion and express our support for the people of Ukraine and our many Ukrainian colleagues and partners and their students, families, friends, and neighbours.
We know some of our members are supporting Ukrainian students and colleagues currently in the UK, and those who arrive here fleeing the conflict. We also know of members with Ukrainian students who are extremely distressed yet have chosen to return to Ukraine to join the fight and we send them our thoughts and courage. We are also mindful of the position of Russian colleagues, students, partners, and friends, many of whom oppose this conflict at great personal risk.
>> see our Ukraine advice and guidance for members <<
As an international education community, let us reflect on the role that all of us can play in sustaining hope through intercultural exchange, which promotes tolerance, dignity and compassion for all.