A new aid delivery of over 1,800 tonnes in emergency assistance is being coordinated by the European Commission this month, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, to support Ukraine.
This brings the total material aid channeled to Ukraine to 74,000 tonnes in the value of over €450 million and comes on top of the €523 million in financial humanitarian assistance already provided since Russia’s illegal invasion.
The latest support comes from Belgium, Finland, Germany, Slovakia, Luxembourg, and Sweden.
The emergency aid provision includes energy supplies, shelter items, first aid kits, protective clothing, firefighting equipment, water trucks and buses, among others essential aid items.
All EU Member States have sent support to Ukraine via the Mechanism.
Commissioner for Crisis Management and Humanitarian Aid, Janez Lenarčič said: “The destruction of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure is reaching a critical point. On the eve of winter, people are being cut off electricity and heating. The key priority of our humanitarian operations today is to scale up winterisation assistance. The EU is working around the clock to help sustain the electricity supply in Ukraine. Via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, we are delivering power generators and vital energy equipment to Ukraine. I want to extend my strongest gratitude to every country that continues to help Ukraine and I hope that the private sector will also step up in this respect. This is the best demonstration of EU solidarity in action.”
In addition, the EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre is coordinating medical evacuations of wounded or ill Ukrainians to hospitals across Europe.
The EU’s humanitarian partners are also reaching vulnerable populations in Kherson with vital supplies like food, water, hygiene kits, shelter materials and critical household items.