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Over 100,000 tons of humanitarian aid are delivered by Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center to Donbas civilians


101,100 tons of humanitarian aid for Donbas civilians have already been delivered by Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center. Over 22 months of the Center's operation 5,055 twenty-ton trucks delivered humanitarian cargo to the logistic centres in Donetsk and Mariupol. Donbas civilians received more than 8.5 million survival kits. This was said during the press briefing at Ukrainski Novyny information agency by Rimma Fil, the Coordinator of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center.  

The volume of humanitarian aid from the Center at 8.5 million survival kits can be compared to the population of six central and southern regions of Ukraine: Zaporizhia, Kirovohrad, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson and Cherkasy.

"To deliver more than 100,000 tons of food Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center sent 217 truck convoys. They run every week, crossing the contact line. As of today the Center issued 8.5 million survival kits for the most vulnerable categories of population. "Often one package like this saves the entire families living in extremely severe conditions. Especially in towns and settlements on the frontline, where hostilities have resumed and intensified. The Center continues delivering humanitarian aid to Donbas in the same volumes", ‒ Rimma Fil, the Humanitarian Center's Coordinator, commented. 

On June 22 in the morning, the final convoy in June #217, consisting of 16 heavy-duty trucks, was sent to Donetsk. They are delivering 320 more tons of humanitarian aid to residents of non-government-controlled areas.

Also today, despite the severe night shelling, the Center opened its issuing point in the frontline Krasnohorivka.

Mobile teams of issuance continue delivering food packages to villages and settlements of Donetsk region. During 241 trips the volunteers issued 157,000 food packages.

"Mobile teams of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center delivered and issued humanitarian aid in 90% of Donbas frontline areas. These are the "hot spots" like Pisky, Opytne, Ocheretyne, Novotroitske, Mayorsk and Zhovanka. People are surviving there, they are deprived of basic means of subsistence. The volume of humanitarian aid in every settlement depends on the number of residents staying there. For example, there are only 14 people living in Pisky now. All people, who fall under our categories, receive humanitarian food packages. These are mainly retired and disabled people, families with many children and single mothers. These categories of civilians mainly stay on the frontline", ‒ Rimma Fil shared. 

The Humanitarian Center's volunteers visited more than two dozens of frontline settlements several times each. And soon they are planning to return there again.

As of June 22, 2016, Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center issued 8,561,000 adult and children survival kits on both sides of the contact line.