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On 26 February, a truckload of aid supplies left for Ukraine from the Red Cross logistics centre in Tampere. The Ukrainians have a shortage of food and warms clothes as the conflict persists.
The truck was loaded with 342 bales of winter clothes, six platforms of women’s winter shoes, and nine platforms of candles. The amount of aid supplies totals 20,000 kilograms and they are estimated to arrive to Central Ukraine, to the city of Poltava, in the middle of the coming week. The Ukrainian Red Cross is responsible for delivering the supplies to the villages and cities.
The situation is worsening for Ukraine’s internal refugees as the weather is getting colder. As a result, all the winter clothes available at the Finnish Red Cross logistics centre in Kalkku, Tampere were loaded onto trucks bound for Ukraine.
The two trucks departing from Tampere were loaded with 1,124 bales of clothing, totalling over 35,000 kg of clothes. The trucks are expected to arrive at the city of Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraine early this week. There the Ukrainian Red Cross will be receiving the shipment.
In March 2014, the Foreign Ministry granted the Finnish Red Cross €500,000 towards their aid operation in Ukraine.
The grant will be channelled via the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to the aid operations of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. The Ukrainian Red Cross gives victims of the crisis first aid and psycho-social support and also works to reunite families who have become separated.