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GMAC Statement on the Ukraine Crisis in Eastern Europe

In light of the current military conflicts and economic sanctions impacting the lives and livelihood of many in the region, our thoughts are with all those who are affected. In this challenging time, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the owner and administrator of the GMAT™, NMAT and Executive Assessment as well as, BusinessBecause and The MBA Tour, shares our heartfelt sympathy and support for all those who are affected by the conflict.

As a global, mission-oriented organization, we strive to serve the graduate management education communities around the world without geopolitical considerations. As individuals, we are deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of all and call for a de-escalation of tensions and hostility and a reversion to dialogue and diplomacy to address conflicts.

We also remain committed to providing access to graduate management education resources for students and business school professionals throughout the world. We recognize that the international political, security and regulatory environments may unfortunately limit our ability to provide access as much as we would like to, and the educational and career plans of many will be impacted as the world awaits a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The current environment is fraught and may have prolonged implications for international student mobility in affected regions. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide as much support to students and candidates as we can.

Three ways you can help the people of Ukraine from the UK

Pray for Ukraine

Support local charities

There are several Ukrainian charities working on the ground. Sunflower of Peace is a charity that helps paramedics and doctors, and has been fundraising for supplies, which includes first aid medical tactical backpacks.

United Help Ukraine focuses on providing medical supplies and humanitarian aid, and raising awareness of the conflict.

Voices of Children aims to help children affected by the war in eastern Ukraine, providing support through art therapy, psychologists, video storytelling and a number of other methods.

The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal to help Ukraine. The charity will be updating its webpage with news on the work its team is doing, and how support will be used to help people.

Support local journalism

English-language news outlets based in the country, such as Kyiv Independent and the New Voice of Ukraine, are covering developments on the ground as the conflict unfolds, using local journalists. The Kyiv Independent says it was created by journalists in order to defend editorial independence.

Write to your local MP

This can be a way to lobby the British government to place further sanctions on the Russian government and its associates. You can get in touch with your local MP via email or post to their constituency address. Instructions on how to get in touch can be found on

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