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Rinat Akhmetov sends a second million of humanitarian aid sets to Donbass


Today Rinat Akhmetov’s humanitarian aid drive has started delivering the second million of food packages to Donbass. The first 18 trucks left the Dnepropetrovsk-based warehouse in the morning and will arrive in Mariupol at night. They will bring 52,000 food sets within two days.

“Rinat Akhmetov has instructed his Humanitarian Centre to deliver the second million of food packages and baby sets to Donbass residents who are facing a hard situation. Today the first 18 trucks will deliver the humanitarian aid to Mariupol and tomorrow another 20 trucks are going to set off. The Centre plans to bring a million humanitarian aid packages by the year end. From August to date, the Centre has already delivered a million food sets and provided about 700,000 families with basic consumer goods,” said a volunteer Maksim Rovinsky

The Humanitarian Centre will send 30,000 food packages from Mariupol to Donbass Arena stadium in Donetsk. Volunteers will pack the rest of the sets in Mariupol and deliver them to Kirovskoye, Mironovka, Zugres, Torez and other localities living in hard humanitarian circumstances. According to the humanitarian needs map developed for Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts, Kirovskoye ranks first in top 5 towns with an urgent need for food – 73% of the interviewed people mentioned a severe shortage of groceries.  


The Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Centre has four key missions: supplying humanitarian aid, providing medical aid including targeted and psychological help, supporting children, evacuating people from the war zone and accommodating the internally displaced people.

You can contact the Humanitarian Centre at a toll-free multichannel hotline 0 800 50 9001 and at [email protected]