EU delivers emergency civil protection assistance to Ukraine
February 21, 2022

EU delivers emergency civil protection assistance to Ukraine

The European Commission is coordinating the delivery of essential supplies to support the Ukrainian civilian population via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. This is to support Ukraine`s preparedness efforts for all possible scenarios.

“Once Ukraine asked for our assistance, we have been working around the clock to help the authorities,” said European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič. “Immediate civil protection assistance is on its way. Already Slovenia, Romania, France, Ireland, and Austria have made the first offers and I expect more assistance in the coming days from other EU Member States.”

The initial assistance offered via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism includes:

  • Slovenia: 1,000,000 non-medical disposable masks, 125,000 pairs of latex gloves, 125,000 pairs of nitrile gloves, 200 pairs of rubber boots and 10 diesel power generators (6 kW);
  • Romania: 5,000 packs of analgesics, 5,000 packs of anti-inflammatory, 5,000 packs of  antibiotics, and 840 litres of disinfectants for hand treatment;
  • France: 15 tents, 300 family tents, 1,500 ground sheets, 2,100 blankets and 300 sleeping bags, 500 hygiene kits, 25 dry latrines, 3,000 chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) gloves, 10,000 vinyl gloves, 50,000 surgical masks, 36 medicines boxes, each able to treat hundreds of patients, and one advanced medical post able to treat 500 wounded people;
  • Ireland: 10,000 protective suits, 50,000 surgical masks, 2,583 litres of hand sanitiser;
  • Austria: 50,000 litres hand disinfectant, 9,000 litres surface disinfectant, 50,000 safety goggles, 50,000 face masks and 20,000 non-sterile gloves.

Assistance is coordinated by the EU Emergency Coordination Centre, which is in constant contact with the Ukrainian authorities.

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EU Civil Protection Mechanism


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