EU coordinates more emergency assistance to Ukraine and neighbouring countries
March 2, 2022

EU coordinates more emergency assistance to Ukraine and neighbouring countries

In light of the worsening humanitarian situation in Ukraine and the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing to neighbouring countries for safety, the European Commission continues to coordinate emergency assistance via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism for the people in Ukraine. 

A total of 26 European countries, including recently Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Luxembourg, Norway and Portugal, have already offered support such as medical aid kits, medicine, sleeping bags, generators. Following Moldova’s request for assistance, Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Finland and Sweden offered items such as ambulances, tents, blankets and a field kitchen, in addition to earlier offers by France, Austria and the Netherlands. 

Slovakia and Poland have also activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism requesting support in dealing with the influx of refugees from Ukraine. Greece and Germany are sending tents, blankets and masks to Slovakia, while France is sending medicine and other medical equipment to Poland. 

“Russia’s war in Ukraine is amounting to a humanitarian catastrophe not seen in decades in Europe. People inside Ukraine, but also hundreds of thousands fleeing to the neighbouring countries are seeking safety. The EU, through its Civil Protection Mechanism, is coordinating 24/7 with Ukrainian authorities, as well as Moldova, Poland and Slovakia receiving the displaced people”, said Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič.

On 2 March, Commissioners Lenarčič and Johansson will visit a border crossing between Poland and Ukraine. On 3 March, Commissioner Lenarčič will travel to Moldova together with the French Foreign Minister.

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