A message from our Chief Executive

1st March 2022 | News

Like millions of people around the world, at Book Aid International we have been following recent events in Ukraine with deep concern, sadness and anger. Our thoughts go out to all who are suffering the impact of the invasion, and whose lives have been changed within the space of just a few days.  

As a charity our mission is to make books accessible to all, but particularly where the need is greatest. Working as we do in so many conflict-afflicted countries around the world, we are conscious of the potential impact of this invasion not only on the people of Ukraine, but also on culture, on education and on learning.  

And as a book charity we are thinking especially of all those who work to promote reading, those who love and believe in the power of books and those who benefit from the written word.  

As International Publishers Association president Bodour Al Qasimi expressed in her important statement this morning: “In times of peace, books have a powerful uniting force. In times of conflict, books are even more important in fostering hope, supporting reconciliation, and cementing peace.”  

We stand in solidarity with all those facing conflict around the world and add our voice today to all those expressing support for the people of Ukraine and hoping for a swift end to the conflict. 

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