Official handover to local authorities and the VRB association took place last week, in Chernivtsi, Ukraine: 6 tonnes of primary and health goods, sent from Italy and made available through Doctors with Africa CUAMM work to the population.

An indispensable gift to help the thousands of internally displaced people arrived in this area of the country, less affected by the conflict. Despite that, they need everything: food and soaps for personal hygiene, healthcare in the hospital and a house to live in. Departed from Brindisi in early June, the load was stored in Siret, Suceava district, Romania and it arrived today at Chernivtsi, Ukraine. It includes medical kits (surgical, post-traumatic and for the non-communicable diseases treatment) and humanitarian goods (including tents, blankets, tent heaters, hygiene kits and water jerry cans). The load was made available by the Italian Agency for Cooperation.

To mainly benefit from it will be the internally displaced people residing in Chernivtsi and the 13 of 24 oblast (regions) hospitals of the country. So, the material will be used in the humanitarian response that Doctors with Africa CUAMM is implementing in Chernivtsi, Ucraina (and Moldavia) with the local partner VRB. The materials arrived by different realities like ‘’Ukraine Humanitarian Fund’’ (UHF), multi-donor fund managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Italian Agency for Cooperation contributed for it as well the past march with 6 million euros.


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