200 tons of medical and food aid arrives in Ukraine

Trucks carry:

  • 38 war-wounded drug packs. Each pack can help treat 50 people with serious injuries.
  • 1’170 packages, each containing:
    • 3600 blankets
    • 1200 buckets
    • 1200 hygiene products
    • 1’170 cans
    • 1200 kitchen sets
    • 1200 tarpaulins
  • and sanitary supplies
    • 5,120 body bags

Florian SeriexAn ICRC spokesman in said: “I am currently in the city of Vinnytsa. I am in a warehouse where we are currently unloading the contents of eleven trucks, or about 200 tons of humanitarian aid just arrived. They are distributed to hospitals and include blankets, mattresses. “People need food, people need water, people need a safe place above all else. In the coming days and weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross and its partners will continue this humanitarian aid and operations.”

While this relief effort is a positive development, it is just a drop in the ocean of the enormous humanitarian needs that ICRC groups see opening up to the people affected by the conflict in Ukraine on a daily basis. It is important that much-needed humanitarian aid continues to be provided on a regular basis to cities affected by the fighting, especially in besieged areas such as .

The houses have been demolished. Families curl underground for hours in search of shelter. Hundreds of thousands of people have no food, water, heat, electricity or medical care. More than 2 million people are said to have left their homes in neighboring , while hundreds of thousands more are trapped in cities desperately looking for a safe escape.

People affected by the conflict urgently need a respite from and humanitarian aid. In cities like Mariupol, people are basically trapped without a safe way out. Our team describes the situation there as “apocalyptic.” People live without food, water, heat or electricity. They, like other , are in dire need of safe access to the city if they decide to leave, and humanitarian aid must be allowed to enter.

The ICRC urges parties to ensure the of civilians and their access to food, water, shelter and medical care. Our Mariupol team only has a couple of days of food and water and they live without the heat in the frost.

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross

Source: The Nordic Page

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