Charities send trauma kits to Ukrainian civilians – Ukraine
Christian Aid, the international development charity, has donated £1million for civilian first aid kits in Ukraine. The money comes from the DEC Emergency Appeal which has raised over £200m so far.
The funds went to Crown Agents’ emergency response in Ukraine. They are working directly with the Ukrainian Ministry of Health on the ground to provide 10,000 trauma kits to civilians caught in the fighting.
Patrick Watt, interim CEO of Christian Aid, said“The British people want us to act quickly inside Ukraine after witnessing the appalling suffering of Ukrainian civilians. We have done this today in a way that is tangible and responds to an urgent need.
Fergus Drake, CEO of Crown Agents, said“We are extremely grateful to Christian Aid for their donation which will help save lives. Some members of our Ukrainian team are still in Kyiv, courageously supporting the Ministry of Health. We also have our satellite offices in Lviv, Poland and Slovakia to help us manage our response to this crisis.
Christian Aid’s existing relationship with Crown Agents means that first aid kits can reach the Ukrainian Ministry of Health as quickly as possible. Crown Agents has worked with the ministry for over five years and in the country for 25 years.
It is one of the few organizations that can offer support inside the country. The Ukrainian Ministry of Health has kept in constant contact with them, sharing details of the medical equipment they need. Right now, the department’s top priority is personal first aid kits.
Thanks to funding from Christian Aid, Crown Agents can now respond quickly thanks to its established network on the ground set up to transmit vital supplies.
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