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Epic has raised $100m for Ukrainian humanitarian relief

Epic has raised $100m for Ukrainian humanitarian relief

Developer and publisher Epic Games has raised more than $100 million for humanitarian relief for Ukraine.

The milestone was announced on Twitter, revealing that it had brought in this much money as of March 29th. Between March 20th and April 3rd, Epic said that it would be donating all proceeds from Fortnite to charities Direct Relief, UNICEF, the UN World Food Programme and the UNHCR, the UN's refugee agency. In addition, the company is also donating money to World Central Kitchen.

By March 22nd, Epic had raised $50 million for these causes.

At the time, Ukrainian vice prime minister Mykhailo Fedorov said: "Thank you Epic Games for understanding that people's lives are not a game. Your support is crucially important for us."


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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