Working with the staff and over six thousand volunteers of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS), the ICRC is scaling up the response by the hour to help all those in desperate need of food, safe water, medical assistance and shelter materials.
The humanitarian situation in Ukraine is increasingly dire and desperate. In the coming weeks, the ICRC will increase their work to reunite separated families, provide food and other household items to the internally displaced, increase awareness about areas contaminated by unexploded ordnance, and carry out their work to ensure that human remains are treated with dignity.
Water trucking and other emergency water delivery is needed, and support to health facilities will be increased, with a focus on providing supplies and equipment to care for people wounded by weapons.
“Our thoughts are with the people suffering because of the armed conflict in Ukraine,” says Arni Oddur Thordarson, CEO of Marel. “With our donation to ICRC, we want to support the humanitarian aid provided by the Red Cross teams in the area, which includes food, water and shelter, as well as the maintenance of basic infrastructure.”
“We are extremely grateful to Marel for supporting our response to the needs of civilians in Ukraine. There are great challenges ahead, responding to the needs of those suffering, but we are doing everything we can to reach as many as possible,” says Kristín S. Hjálmtýsdóttir, Secretary General of the Icelandic Red Cross. “The donation from Marel, as well as from other supporters, makes it possible for us to reach even more people and that means a lot to us. More importantly, the support means a lot to the people who suffer, and we are thankful to Marel for helping us helping them.”