Humanitarian Support for Ukraine



   Since the start of Russia’s invasion on the 24th of February, all 27 EU countries, plus Norway and Turkey, have offered in-kind assistance from medical supplies and shelter items to specialized equipment, vehicles and energy equipment. The products are delivered both directly to Ukraine and through logistical hubs established in Romania, Poland, and Slovakia.

UK is another country to help Ukraine cope with the medical emergency caused by the Russian invasion. They’ve been given more than 2 million items of medical supplies including vital medicines, wound packs and intensive care equipment donated by NHS England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The UK government has been working closely with Ukrainian officials to deliver and to ensure that the medical items are reaching the people who need them most.

Some of the significant items sent to Ukraine so far include around 3,000 adult resuscitators, nearly 160,000 wound care packs, over 300,000 sterile needles, over 32,000 packs of bandages, 1,600 pieces of equipment for ventilators, and 100,000 packs of medicines – around 800,000 doses – including antibiotics and painkillers.

The British government has provided around £400 million in humanitarian and economic aid to Ukraine and neighboring countries since the Russian invasion started, along with defensive anti-tank and anti-aircraft weaponry.

World Health Organization - WHO is working to get the health supplies that are needed into Ukraine. They are trying to ensure a safe passage system for the delivery of humanitarian health supplies to where they are needed within the country. The first shipment of 36 metric tonnes of supplies for trauma care and emergency surgery to meet the needs of 1,000 patients arrived at Warsaw airport, Poland, for delivery to Ukraine.

The United States is by far the largest single-country donor of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. Their aid consists of providing nearly $293 million in humanitarian assistance both inside Ukraine and in the region since late February. This action will provide further support for humanitarian organizations responding to the crisis. Also it complements the generosity of the neighboring countries that are welcoming and supporting refugees.