Belgium’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday that urgent humanitarian aid would be provided to Ukraine to help deal with the aftermath of Russia’s blowing up of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP).
Belgium will assist Ukraine through the government mechanism B-FAST, which is used to support foreign countries in crisis.
To help people affected by the floods, B-FAST is providing emergency aid in the form of shelter equipment (tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, jerry cans, hygiene kits). B-FAST transports all these relief items under European coordination. The value of the donation is €350,000.
In cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Belgium will provide medical equipment worth €1.6 million – medicines, medical products, drinking water storage tanks – and dehydrated meals for evacuees.
Based on an official request received via the European coordination mechanism, B-FAST has been tasked with purchasing generators worth €1.5 million and sending them to the areas affected by the floods.
Finally, of the previously announced humanitarian aid package for Ukraine this year (€24 million), €7 million will go to the UN Humanitarian Fund for Ukraine.
- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called on countries in the Alliance to provide urgent humanitarian aid to Ukraine due to the environmental disaster caused by the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP.
- The EU has activated the Civil Protection Mechanism to provide assistance to Ukraine. The first contributions have already been made by Germany, Austria, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland, as well as Czechia.