Ukraine already received 270,000 t of humanitarian aid

Ukraine already received 270,000 t of humanitarian aid

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Over 50 days since the Russian invasion started, a total of 270,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid has been delivered to Ukraine.

The relevant statement was made by Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Yulia Sokolovska when reporting on the results achieved by the Coordination Center for Humanitarian and Social Affairs, an Ukrinform correspondent reports, referring to the Office of the President of Ukraine.

According to Sokolovska, a total of 270,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid was imported to Ukraine. Food was purchased from Ukrainian producers and meal kits were made for almost 12 million Ukrainians.

The SpivDiia information resource is processing the hotline requests to meet the specific needs of citizens. More than 48,000 reqquests have already been processed, Sokolovska said.

According to First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko, logistics centers have been set up on the western border with Poland, Hungary, Romania, Moldova and Slovakia in the first week, where international donors and partners send humanitarian aid.

Lviv Region has become the largest hub of humanitarian support in Ukraine, receiving 51% of cargo from abroad.

According to Svyrydenko, special attention is given to the problem of fuel supply. From the first days of the war, the government agreed with the Polish Governmental Agency for Strategic Reserves to provide 20,000 tonnes of fuel as humanitarian aid. At the same time, an agreement was reached with the largest networks of gas stations on its dispensing through their gas stations to certain categories of recipients.

Among the humanitarian hubs located across the country, the cargo is distributed among regional military administrations, charities, local governments, NGOs and volunteers, Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko said.

According to him, during the 50 days of the war, the whole country was united, and each non-frontline region helps the frontline region every day.

Tymoshenko noted that, with the help of the convenient platform help.gov.ua, people from all over the world fill out questionnaires every day and send assistance to Ukraine.

In order to resolve logistics issues, the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry has a special logistics center, which includes Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukrposhta and other carriers.

A reminder that, on March 2, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree to establish the Coordination Center for Humanitarian and Social Affairs, intended to provide assistance to Ukrainian citizens amid the Russian armed aggression.

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