The German Government is increasing its financial support for humanitarian activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Ukraine: in 2020, a further EUR 4.0 million will be provided in addition to the EUR 2.0 million that have already been confirmed. A further EUR 2.0 million is planned for 2021. In total, Germany has provided EUR 12.3 million for ICRC humanitarian activities in Ukraine for 2019 to 2021 only.
Germany is supporting a number of humanitarian activities and assistance programmes as part of the project “ICRC Assistance, Protection, Prevention and Cooperation Activities in Ukraine 2019 – 2021”. This project focuses on eastern Ukraine, where the activities play an essential role in dealing with the consequences of the ongoing conflict. They help people who are affected by the conflict on both sides of the Contact Line in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. Among them are many internally displaced people and refugee families in cities and towns.
A major priority is to provide the population with clean drinking water. In addition, activities include medical care, the provision and distribution of medicines, first aid training, trauma treatment, support and equipment for hospitals and other health facilities, prevention measures, the supply of food and hygiene products, training of medical and nursing staff, missing persons search and family reunification, prisoner care, education on the dangers of mines and unexploded ordnance and much more.