PLEX for GOOD: Ukraine
CCP developers hail from many countries, including both Ukraine and Russia. We are joined with them in their shared grief and dismay at the ongoing war in Ukraine.
According to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, as of 8 March 2022 more than 2 million refugees have already fled Ukraine, crossing borders into neighboring countries in search of shelter and safety.
UNHCR is anticipating an estimated four million refugees may flee Ukraine in total as the war continues.
With the burgeoning humanitarian crisis, hundreds of charities and non-Government organizations (NGOs), both small and large, have swung into action to provide those affected populations with food, clothes, shelter, medicine, and other essential supplies in addition to mental health and legal support.
Capsuleers are also deeply affected – some directly – and have called on CCP to start a PLEX for GOOD campaign. In response to our players’ compassion as well as the voice of our own conscience, today we announce PLEX for GOOD: Ukraine.
What is PLEX for GOOD?
PLEX for GOOD is a charitable giving project operated by CCP Games which allows players to convert their in-game currency into real world money which is then donated to charities and NGOs on their behalf. Since 2005, EVE Online players have raised over US$700,000 for humanitarian relief across a range of crises:
- 2005 - $25,326 – Southeast Asia (tsunami)
- 2010 - $34,350 – Haiti (earthquake)
- 2010 - $38,900 – Pakistan (monsoon)
- 2011 - $44,600 – Japan (earthquake and tsunami)
- 2011 - $32,900 – United States (Hurricane Irene)
- 2013 - $190,890 – Philippines (Typhoon Haiyan)
- 2015 - $103,650 – Nepal (earthquake)
- 2020 - $107,454 - Australia (bushfires)
- 2020 - $135,550 - Global (COVID-19)
How long will this campaign run?
The campaign is active as of now and will run until 23:59:59 UTC on Tuesday 22 March 2022.
How can I contribute?
Making a donation is very simple. It’s just a matter of contracting PLEX to the in-game character CCP PLEX for GOOD which is an account operated by CCP Games. Your contracts will be accepted daily and added to the pool of PLEX donations.
At the conclusion of the campaign, the PLEX collected will be converted back into real life currency by CCP Games and then delivered to our charity partner on behalf of the Capsuleers of New Eden. For this campaign, CCP Games will also match player donations up to a maximum of US$250,000, which will effectively double the amount of money raised by players.
We are requesting that players respect a minimum donation of 200 PLEX. This will help us process donations efficiently while also allowing those with only a small amount of PLEX to participate.
If you don’t have any PLEX or ISK with which to obtain it from the market but would still like to give, we would encourage you to make a direct donation to one of the following organizations who are also providing assistance to refugees:
- UNHCR - Ukraine
- National Bank of Ukraine Account for Humanitarian Assistance
- Red Cross
- MSF - Doctors without Borders
IMPORTANT: CCP regards any scamming attempts surrounding PLEX for GOOD to be morally reprehensible, and any attempts at scamming relating to this program will be met with the harshest and swiftest action at our disposal. If you become aware anyone of attempting a scam related to PLEX for GOOD, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where will my donation go?
For this campaign, CCP has partnered with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
UNHCR protects people forced to flee their homes because of war and persecution. They work in over 130 countries, protecting millions of people by responding with life-saving support, safeguarding fundamental human rights and helping them build a better future.
In response to the war in Ukraine, UNHCR has stepped up its operations inside Ukraine and neighbouring countries to deliver life-saving humanitarian assistance. This includes distributing core relief items such as blankets, sleeping mats, emergency shelter support, and cash assistance so that people can purchase necessary items such as food and medicine.
UPDATE: In response to calls from the community and within CCP we are adding an additional cause to this PLEX for GOOD. As well as the UNHCR, funds from this PLEX for GOOD will also be distributed to the National Bank of Ukraine Humanitarian Assistance campaign. This will ensure that money raised by EVE Online players will not only provide support to those that have successfully fled the war but also provide additional support to those who are still in Ukraine.The National Bank of Ukraine Account for Humanitarian Assistance will use your donations to:
- provide food and shelter for refugees and citizens that have been displaced due to military conflict
- provide clothing, shoes, and medicine for them
- buy staple goods for the population
- pay out one-off financial aid and to meet other essential needs of the population.
CCP will continue to match donations made up our players up to a total of $250,000.
In these times, it is important to remember our commonalities and shared purpose – not just as gamers, but as people. Please Capsuleers, when you’re in New Eden, remember to treat your fellow pilots with care and humanity no matter where they’re from.
Everyone at CCP sincerely hopes that we see an end to this invasion very soon. In the meantime, we know that the best way to get through this is by supporting one another.