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Donbas gets 2,300 tons of humanitarian aid from Switzerland

Source : 112 Ukraine

138 trucks carried the humanitarian cargo for the citizens of the Ukrainian east
08:03, 21 September 2021

Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine

Donbas has received 2,300 tons of humanitarian aid from Switzerland on September 1-16, 2021 as the Ministry of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories reported.

138 trucks carried the humanitarian cargo for the citizens of the Ukrainian east.

Swiss humanitarian aid includes the chemicals for water clearing, equipment and repair parts for it used by the Water of Donbas; the most demanded medical equipment; 1.5 million express tests for Covid-19; 30 lung ventilators.

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Some of the express tests were supplied to the medical facilities and points of testing at the checkpoints in Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson regions.

The transportation of the humanitarian aid to Donetsk and Luhansk regions was organized by the representatives of the Humanitarian aid department of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation at the Reintegration Ministry of Ukraine.

The goods for fight against coronavirus were allocated from the supplies of the pharmaceutical service of the Armed Forces of Switzerland and the Federal Office of Public Health.

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The total cost of the humanitarian aid from Switzerland in 2021 makes almost 12 million Swiss francs. It is the largest aid from Switzerland since 2015.

As we reported, the UN urges the international donors to provide urgent financial to help to satisfy the most basic needs of 1.9 million people in the Donbas Conflict zone. The needs of people in Donbas still advance the financing as the violence and Covid-19 pandemic continue in the region.

 

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