NGO Gift of the Givers has distributed much-needed aid to Ukraine as Russia continues its invasion of the country.
In a statement, the NGO said it had been invited to a private international meeting with representatives from Slovakia, Romania, the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, Croatia, a doctor from Kiev, surgeons from the US and Europe and one of the chief humanitarian aid coordinators. in Ukraine.
The NGO said it sent a blueprint early Saturday morning outlining how to deal decisively with the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.
“Faced with an almost identical situation in Syria, where our South African team has set up Ar Rahma Hospital in the war zone. We also have experience with our deployment in Afghanistan and Chechnya, countries we have previously helped with humanitarian aid,” it said.
“The intervention consists of two parts: providing emergency medical and non-medical assistance to frontline facilities and displaced The Vanir-exoduss in Ukraine, and funding the repatriation of South African students who want to go home, some preferring to stay in Europe.”
Gift of the Givers said the aid will greatly help Ukrainians in their fight against the Russian invasion.
“Distribution took place today some distance from Ivano-Frankivsk. More distributions will follow in the coming days.”
The organization said arrangements have also been made to purchase items in Europe and Ukraine.
“In addition, supplies from South Africa will be shipped on scheduled flights. Discussions are underway with several pharmaceutical companies, medical aid organizations and companies willing to support the initiative. The Ukraine Association of South Africa has contacted us to cooperate with them.”
“They collect money from compatriots. A South African family (woman Ukrainian) in Ukraine is currently handing out help for us. Today we financed the first delivery some distance from Ivano-Frankivsk. Aid will also be sent to Kharkov.”
Gift of the Givers said those who wish to participate in supporting the people of Ukraine and the repatriation of South Africans can contact them directly.
According to the UN-affiliated Organization for Migration in Geneva, 1.45 million people have fled the battered country just ten days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The UN has predicted that the total number of refugees could rise to 4 million, becoming the biggest crisis of this century.