Press Release

Statement on Humanitarian Aid in Türkiye, Syria and Ukraine

9 February 2023

Prof. Ugur Sahin, CEO and Co-Founder of BioNTech: “We at BioNTech are saddened by the tragic loss of many lives as a result of the earthquakes that hit Türkiye and Syria. At the same time, the humanitarian situation across Ukraine remains dire. Our thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones. We are thankful for the first responders and those who are continuously working to save lives and support people affected. We would like to contribute to the humanitarian aid in Türkiye and Syria by donating 500,000 Euro to the nonprofit organization ‘Aktionsbündnis Katastrophenhilfe’ (Action Alliance for Disaster Relief) as well as 500,000 Euro to the refugee relief ‘UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe’ – the partner of UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Germany. We continue to monitor the situation closely, also with regards to our Turkish employees and offer individual help if needed. In the name of the whole management board, I also thank our colleagues in these special situations, who support as volunteers and take part in donation campaigns.”

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