The German Government is increasing its financial support for humanitarian measures by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Ukraine by providing an additional €4 million on top of the €2 million already pledged for 2020. A further €2 million are planned for 2021. In total, Germany has thus provided €12.3 million for the ICRC’s humanitarian work in Ukraine for the 2019-2021 period alone,
Through this funding, Germany is supporting a range of ICRC humanitarian measures and aid projects in funding. The focus of these activities is in eastern Ukraine, where the measures play an important role in overcoming the impact of the ongoing conflict. These measures benefit people who are affected by the conflict on both sides of the contact line in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, including many internally displaced persons and families in cities and municipalities who have taken in refugees.
Providing the population with safe drinking water is a priority. The ICRC’s activities also include healthcare, procuring and distributing medicines, first-aid training courses, trauma treatment, support and equipment for hospitals and other health clinics, preventive measures, supplying food and hygiene articles, training medical and nursing staff, tracing missing people, family reunification, looking after prisoners, informing people about the dangers of mines and ordnance and many other forms of support.
Please click here for further information on German humanitarian and development engagement in Ukraine (in German).
You will find contact details for the ICRC offices in Ukraine here.