Read on to learn about some of the ways the donation is helping both people in Ukraine and those forced to flee to neighbouring countries by the war.
UNICEF is working with partners to reach vulnerable children and families with essential services – including health, education, protection, water and sanitation.
The charity has delivered medical supplies to 49 hospitals in nine regions of Ukraine – including Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro and Lviv – improving access to healthcare for 400,000 mothers, newborns and children.
They are also increasing the number of mobile child protection teams working inside acute conflict zones from 22 to 50 and have delivered 63 trucks of essential supplies to support the needs of more than 2.2 million people. Read more about UNICEF’s work in Ukraine here.
Save the Children
Save the Children has so far reached 210,000 people with essentials and assistance, both in Ukraine and surrounding countries. This includes winter kits, hygiene kits and cash grants so people can meet basic needs such as food, rent and medicines.
The charity has also been providing tents and food at the border crossing in Romania, supporting Romanian restaurateur Denis Stamatescu and his team of volunteers to cook 1,000 meals a day for children and families fleeing across the border.
The aid agency is setting up child-friendly spaces where Ukrainian children can play and recover in receiving countries such as Poland, Lithuania and Sweden. Read more about Save the Children’s response to the Ukraine crisis here.
The Red Cross
The Ukrainian Red Cross has nearly a dozen mobile health teams in the country providing mental health and psychosocial support. These teams also provide food, baby supplies and hygiene items to anyone in need.
In Hungary, the Hungarian Red Cross, supported by the Spanish Red Cross, has set up health posts at the border crossings to provide first aid, primary health care, mental health support and emergency relief to people arriving by train from Ukraine.
Red Cross volunteers across eastern Europe are also integrating with teams distributing emergency cash to people who have fled Ukraine to ensure they have access to critical health resources and information. Read more about the work of the Red Cross in Ukraine here.
Médecins Sans Frontières
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, sometimes known as Doctors Without Borders) has imported more than 800 tonnes of medical supplies to carry out medical-humanitarian activities across Ukraine.
The organisation currently has more than 140 international and 470 Ukrainian staff working in response to the war. These include medical staff (surgeons, doctors, nurses); psychologists; as well as specialists in logistics, administration and management.
Mobile clinics run by the charity have provided more than 800 consultations for people sheltering from airstrikes in subway stations. In addition, MSF is providing training to help hospitals deal with mass casualty influxes and carry out war surgery. Read more about MSF’s work in Ukraine here.