Mobile Distribution Teams
Implementation year: 2015
First mobile distribution teams of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation went on the road on 21 May 2015. These mobile teams, comprising a unique system of delivering survival parcels to people living near the confrontation line, became a response to the new realities of life in the Donbass caused by the armed conflict.
Mobile distribution teams operate in the “grey zone”, where the locals need help the most because of the difficult conditions in which they have to survive. Shelling continues there on an almost daily basis, putting life and health of civilians in constant danger. Stores are closed there, buses are not coming to that zone, and food deliveries have stopped. That was why the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation has created an assistance system based on mobility, flexibility and speed. The Foundation’s volunteers deliver aid from Rinat Akhmetov to the most dangerous places in the Donbass.
Mobile distribution teams made 847 trips and delivered 684,596 food packages to civilians.