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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03331-N
Date : 15/03/2022
Title : 200 tons of medical and food aid arrives in Ukraine
Duration : 00:03:43
Cameraman : various
Editor : NICHOLAS, Christopher
Person appearing :
SERIEX, Florian Bastian (spokesperson, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
NICHOLAS, Christopher; HANGER, Christoph
Description : On March 14th-15th, 2022, a convoy of 11 trucks carrying 200 tons of aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the German Red Cross (GRC) and other partners of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has reached Ukraine. The assistance will soon be delivered to locations around the country based on security conditions, access and where the needs of civilians fleeing from and enduring conflict are most pressing. A priority will be to deliver assistance to people displaced from their homes and living in shelters.

Florian Seriex, spokesperson for the ICRC in Ukraine said: “I’m currently in Ukraine in the city of Vinnytsia. I’m in a warehouse where we are currently offloading the content of eleven trucks, that’s about 200 tonnes of humanitarian assistance that just arrived in the country. This humanitarian assistance contains war-wounded kits, which means surgical, trauma kits, that will be distributed to hospitals. They contain blankets, mattresses. All the goods that are necessary for the people who have left their homes, who are currently stuck in shelters, and are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. Of course, we are conscious that this assistance is only a drop in the ocean of all the needs that we currently observe in Ukraine. People need food, people need water, people need to be in a safe place above all. In the coming days and coming weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross and its partners will continue this humanitarian assistance and operations.”

Whilst this aid convoy is a positive development, it is merely a drop in the ocean of the vast humanitarian needs that ICRC teams see unfolding for the people affected by the conflict in Ukraine by the day.

The ICRC has been working for the people affected by the conflict in Ukraine since 2014. Our operations in the country are among the ten largest ICRC operations worldwide with a team of over 600 staff members. Working closely with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, we are increasing our response to the humanitarian needs in Ukraine. Our support to people includes emergency assistance such as food, water, and other essential items. We also support hospitals and primary healthcare facilities with medical equipment and emergency preparedness. We repair water stations and support households to rehabilitate their damaged homes. We also help families separated by the conflict reconnect.
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English title : 200 tons of medical and food aid arrives in Ukraine
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