Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have raised over $16 million in donations for the people of Ukraine

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By stefan armitage

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have shared a video message to their fans after reaching over $16 million in donations for the people of Ukraine.

Last week, Kunis - who was born in the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi - announced on her Instagram page that she had teamed up with her famous husband to raise funds for refugees fleeing the country.

Describing herself as a "proud Ukrainian", the 38-year-old Black Swan star announced that the couple would be matching up to $3 million in donations, with the end goal of raising $30 million.

Kutcher, 44, also shared a message of solidarity for the European country, tweeting: "I stand with Ukraine," as well as retweeting an image of the Ukrainian flag.

The couple launched a GoFundMe to help amass donations, with Mila explaining on the fundraiser that the money raised "will provide an immediate impact on refugee and humanitarian aid efforts. The fund will benefit Flexport.org and Airbnb.org, two organizations who are actively on the ground providing immediate help to those who need it most."

Now, the couple has released a video message after surpassing the halfway point:

In the video, Kunis says: "We just wanted to give you a quick update as to where we stand with the fundraising. We're halfway through... We're super-excited, and we want to say thank you to each and every single one of you. It's been an incredible past 48 hours."

The couple then introduced the CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, and the creator of Flexport, Ryan Petersen, to allow them to further explain how the raised funds would be used.

After announcing that over 30,000 people had donated to the cause, Kutcher declared: "We're halfway there. We're at $15 million, and we're heading to $30. We're going to make this happen," before adding:

"There are some problems in the world that take a village to solve, and there are other problems that take the rest of the world. This is one of those other problems."

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As of this writing, donations have continued to flood in, and the total now stands at over $16.9 million from over 45,000 donations.

Per NBC News, Filippo Grandi, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, on Sunday estimated that over 1.5 million refugees had fled Ukraine following Russia's invasion on February 24.

If you would like to know how you can support the Ukrainian people at this time, click HERE to find a list of organizations and groups dedicated to helping those affected by this crisis.

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have raised over $16 million in donations for the people of Ukraine

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By stefan armitage

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have shared a video message to their fans after reaching over $16 million in donations for the people of Ukraine.

Last week, Kunis - who was born in the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi - announced on her Instagram page that she had teamed up with her famous husband to raise funds for refugees fleeing the country.

Describing herself as a "proud Ukrainian", the 38-year-old Black Swan star announced that the couple would be matching up to $3 million in donations, with the end goal of raising $30 million.

Kutcher, 44, also shared a message of solidarity for the European country, tweeting: "I stand with Ukraine," as well as retweeting an image of the Ukrainian flag.

The couple launched a GoFundMe to help amass donations, with Mila explaining on the fundraiser that the money raised "will provide an immediate impact on refugee and humanitarian aid efforts. The fund will benefit Flexport.org and Airbnb.org, two organizations who are actively on the ground providing immediate help to those who need it most."

Now, the couple has released a video message after surpassing the halfway point:

In the video, Kunis says: "We just wanted to give you a quick update as to where we stand with the fundraising. We're halfway through... We're super-excited, and we want to say thank you to each and every single one of you. It's been an incredible past 48 hours."

The couple then introduced the CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, and the creator of Flexport, Ryan Petersen, to allow them to further explain how the raised funds would be used.

After announcing that over 30,000 people had donated to the cause, Kutcher declared: "We're halfway there. We're at $15 million, and we're heading to $30. We're going to make this happen," before adding:

"There are some problems in the world that take a village to solve, and there are other problems that take the rest of the world. This is one of those other problems."

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Credit: GoFundMe

As of this writing, donations have continued to flood in, and the total now stands at over $16.9 million from over 45,000 donations.

Per NBC News, Filippo Grandi, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, on Sunday estimated that over 1.5 million refugees had fled Ukraine following Russia's invasion on February 24.

If you would like to know how you can support the Ukrainian people at this time, click HERE to find a list of organizations and groups dedicated to helping those affected by this crisis.

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy