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Humanitarian aid for internally displaced people in Ukraine

The transport with humanitarian aid for the Zaporizhia Oblast and the city of Mariupol in Ukraine was jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Headquarters Of The State Fire Service and three non-governmental organizations - Caritas Poland, Polish Red Cross, the Polish Centre for International Aid and the Order of Malta Poland in June 2015.

The transport consisted of 150 tons of the most essential products, such as food, hygiene products, including baby kits, school supplies for children with the aim of starting the school year after the summer holidays, sleeping bags, blankets, camp-beds, as well as dressings and most essential medicines.

Humanitarian aid for internally displaced people in Ukraine

The project prepared by the Polish Medical Mission, in cooperation with the City Aid Centre of Zaporizhia concentrated on providing medical support in kind for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine. The Polish Medical Mission purchased and distributed medicines, dressings, hygiene materials, disposable medical supplies and water purification devices.

Humanitarian aid for internally displaced people in Ukraine

The project achieved its direct result - providing medical assistance to IDPs residing in Zaporozhye. Polish Medical Mission supplied its local partner - Zaporozhye City Congress of Invalids – with the following products: 240 packages of essential drugs and 160 packagesof infusion fluids. Moreover, they delivered substantial amounts of dressing materials and single use materials, 10 drip racks, 600 packages of diapers for children and adults and 190 packages of tablets for treatment of drinking water, which will be sufficient to purify 235 389 cubic meters of water.

The local partner in cooperation with the City Hospital in Zaporozhye took over the task of distributing materials among local medical centers as well as directly among refugees. 62 000 refugees were registered in Zaporozhye during the project period, among them were many women and children. Health units in the region have received the necessary medications and basic single use materials. Provided aid allowed for supplying families and pregnant women with hygienic materials.