4 million survival kits are issued by Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center to Donbas civilians. INFOGRAPHICS
Over the year of its operation, from August, 2014 till August, 2015, Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center issued 4,014,465 survival kits. To deliver these large volumes of humanitarian aid the Humanitarian Center sent 82 truck convoys to Donbas over the year. These are 2,816 heavy-duty trucks that delivered 56,320 tons of food to the Humanitarian Center's logistic warehouses in Donetsk and Mariupol to form survival kits for people.
This aid is aimed for civilians of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and IDPs from Donbas. These are the most vulnerable categories of civilians: elderly and disabled people, children, single parents, multi-child and foster families, pregnant women, etc.
The average age of an aid recipient is 66.5 years old. The humanitarian aid from Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center is received on both sides of the contact line: 81.6 % are retired people, 6.8 % – disabled people of the1st-2nd groups, 6.1 % – single parents, 3.9 % – multi-child families and foster families that bring up orphans and disabled children, 1.6 % – other benefit-entitled categories.
There are more than 100 fixed aid issuing points opened for these people in 61 towns and 21 districts of Donbas on both sides of the contact line.
In May, 2015, Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center launched its new direction: delivery of food to small remote settlements of Donbas by mobile volunteer groups. The food is delivered to the places, where it is not possible to open a fixed issuing point, but the humanitarian aid is much demanded. The survival kits have already been provided to 25,808 civilians of benefit-entitled categories from 120 villages and settlements on the contact line, non-government-controlled areas and the areas of IDPs' compact residence in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
It is known that besides the food aid for adults, Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center also provides packages for children under 2 years old. Children basket contains all the necessary products for babies: milk formula, cereals, fruit and vegetable purée. As of August 12, 2015, Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center has already issued 290,324 children packages on both sides of the contact line.
The Humanitarian Center continues delivering humanitarian aid to Donbas. It is planned to send two humanitarian aid drives till the end of August, and based on the results of deliveries to the logistic centres of Donetsk and Mariupol, it is planned to form 420,000 adult survival kits and 39,000 children packages, all aimed for Donbas civilians on both sides of the contact line.