53 tons of humanitarian aid sent to Ukraine so far


Hünxe, Germany (March 18, 2022). The relief organizations BRH Bundesverband Rettungshunde (Hünxe) and I.S.A.R. Germany (Duisburg) have sent 53 tons of humanitarian aid to the conflict zone since the war broke out in Ukraine. The supplies were first transported by trucks to a warehouse in Poland and subsequently to the city of Zhytomyr, which is located around 100 kilometers (or 62 miles) away from Kyiv. In the city, I.S.A.R. members participated in delivering the humanitarian aid to a maternity clinic, a day-care center, and the local authority. The city has already been the target of multiple attacks, which has also resulted in damage to the maternity clinic. Some of the humanitarian aid supplies will be moved to other parts of the country in the coming days.

The relief items delivered were put together based on specific requests coming from Ukraine. “Many things are currently in short supply inside the conflict zone. When delivering our humanitarian aid, our top priority is to ensure medical care can be maintained in the region,” says I.S.A.R. President Dr. jur. Daniela Lesmeister. The trucks were loaded with several tons of equipment and supplies for the intensive medical care of patients, including medication, anesthetics, infusions, surgical instruments, an operating table, operating room clothing, bandaging materials, and respiratory equipment. Tent heaters, emergency generators, sets of hygiene products, and sterilizers were also sent to the conflict zone.

BRH President Jürgen Schart is drawing attention to the many people who are fleeing the war or have been forced to leave their home for safety. “We are trying to help them by providing jackets, sleeping bags, and non-perishable food. In addition, we have brought thousands of power banks to Ukraine so that people can use cell phones to stay in touch with their loved ones even without access to electricity,” says Mr. Schart. “TCRH Mosbach, one of three training centers of BRH Bundesverband Rettungshunde, is currently being used as a temporary shelter for refugees arriving in the region,” adds Jürgen Schart.

The shipments are financially supported by I.S.A.R. partner “Stiftung RTL - Wir helfen Kindern e.V.” Bundesverband Rettungshunde is using funds from “Aktion Deutschland Hilft” to help people in the conflict zone. Other sources of funding include donations from individuals and companies to the two organizations.

Photos and videos of the humanitarian aid shipment – with permission for use

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