Truck convoy with food products from Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center arrives in Mariupol
On June 9, the truck convoy with food products from Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center for Donbas civilians, which was supposed to drive from Dnipropetrovsk to Donetsk, arrived in Mariupol. It was a forced decision to send this convoy to Mariupol, caused by impossibility to deliver humanitarian aid to Donetsk due to closed checkpoints in "B" sector.
16 heavy-duty trucks delivered 320 tons of food products to the logistic center in Mariupol. Sugar, cereals, peas, flour, oat flakes, pasta, oil, condensed milk, salt, canned sardines and pate will be used to form 25,000 survival kits for adults. This aid will be issued to the benefit-entitled categories of IDPs, who live in government-controlled areas, and local civilians from the settlements on the contact line.
The convoy has all the required support documentation, proving the quality of products, which can be seen here.The entire humanitarian load as part of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Aid Drive meets all the quality standards, and before sending to Donbas it was registered in the Ministry of Social Policy as humanitarian aid in compliance with the latest legal requirements.
Due to the escalated military conflict and closed checkpoints near Donetsk, the Humanitarian Center cannot deliver food products, aimed for the most vulnerable categories of Donbas civilians in NGCA, to its logistic center at Donbas Arena stadium for a week.
During this period the supplies of 175,000 adult survival kits and 10,000 children packages are disrupted. There is another convoy, consisting of 26 trucks and waiting in Kurakhove, which stopped its movement on the 3rd of June. As a result, the stocks of survival kits in non-government-controlled areas are running out. On June 9 they closed the issuing point for children packages at Donbas Arena. In other issuing points of NGCA the Humanitarian Center's volunteers are issuing the residues of survival kit stocks.
Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center sent a letter to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, requesting for help in allowing the humanitarian aid to pass through "B" or "C" sector as soon as possible.