Very important assistance to Pisky residents
Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center delivered humanitarian aid to Pisky residents again. This time Oleksandr Vyshniakov, Director of the Humanitarian Center, became part of the mobile team.
As of today, the settlement, located right on the firing line, has 12 residents. One more resident of Pisky, Sofia Tolmachiova, is undergoing treatment in Selidove. Before the war the population of the settlement reached 5,000 people, but due to the continuing military actions most of the locals were forced to leave their homes.
"We take trips to Pisky since January this year. The road to this place is always difficult and dangerous, but local residents are waiting for us and grateful for not being forgotten. Those, who stay here, are mainly elderly people or families with disabled people, who have nowhere to go. All of them have food packages delivered to their homes, as it's more comfortable and safer for local residents", – Yuliia Malakhova, Mobile team coordinator at Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center, shares.
Aside from Pisky residents, humanitarian aid from the Center was received in five neighbouring settlements – Netailove, Nevelske, Vodiane, Opytne and Sievierne. Altogether people were issued 577 food packages (17 of them were provided for babies under 35 months old) and 560 hygiene kits.
"This was the fourth trip of the Humanitarian Center's mobile team to Pisky and the adjacent settlements. These settlements are located on the very contact line and observe non-stop shelling. There are more than 500 civilians staying there. Our mobile teams deliver humanitarian aid to 90% of settlements along the contact line that are possible to reach. We understand all the risk for the volunteers, but people staying there are in a much more difficult place, and they need help", – Oleksandr Vyshniakov, the Humanitarian Center's Director, explains.
Over the entire operation period the mobile teams of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center visited 425 settlements and issued 189,000 food packages. As of August 23, the Humanitarian Center issued 9,378,000 survival kits on both sides of the contact line.