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More than 66,000 people received humanitarian aid from Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center thanks to the opening of all issuing points in Donetsk region


66,930 civilians of Donetsk region received food packages from the Humanitarian Center during this week. This volume of issuance is due to resumed operation of 28 issuing points in non-government-controlled areas of Donetsk region.

The survival kits are issued in Donetsk, Makiivka, Yasynuvata, Khartsyzk, Shakhtarsk, Yenakiieve, Mospyne, Horlivka, Ilovaysk, Kirovske, Dokuchaievsk, Komsomolske, Torez and Zugres. The fixed issuing points in these towns provide the highly-demanded survival kits to the most vulnerable local residents: elderly and disabled people, multi-child families and orphans. Also there are children packages provided for babies under two years old.

"From the first day of resumed operation there are many people gathered at the issuing point. The food packages are issued upon presentation of coupons according to a predetermined schedule, to ensure that the residents who haven't received their aid from mid-June are provided with it. And we allow those who come to us for the first time to skip the queue. People were looking forward to this opening, they are really grateful that they haven't been forgotten, – Valentyna Samchuk, the Coordinator of the Humanitarian Center's issuing point in Shakhtarsk, shared. 

It is known that due to the closed checkpoint in Kurakhove and difficulties with crossing the contact line by humanitarian missions in June, 2015, Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center disrupted the schedule of food supplies for the most vulnerable categories of population across the contact line. The Humanitarian Center managed to resume the delivery and open all the issuing points, the last 12 were started on July 14-15. 

"The issuance of humanitarian aid from Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center is resumed in 14 towns in non-government-controlled areas of Donetsk region. Despite all the difficulties the Humanitarian Center managed to reduce the shortage of survival kits at Donetsk warehouse by planned and intensive food supplies in July. Seven convoys have been sent to Donetsk since the beginning of the month, they delivered 232,000 survival kits for adults and food packages for children. The high demand of Donbas civilians in humanitarian aid remains relevant, and we continue our scheduled deliveries. All together the Humanitarian Center is planning to deliver 450,000 of adult survival kits and 39,000 children packages till the end of the month. This will allow to secure the further uninterrupted issuance of humanitarian aid for peaceful residents of Donetsk region", - Oleksandr Vyshniakov, the Head of "Humanitarian Aid" direction at Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center, commented.

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