Ukrainian Red Cross volunteers have been sheltering thousands at subway stations amid clashes with food and basic necessities
Joint press release from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Geneva, 1 March 2022 – With the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and neighbouring countries rapidly deteriorating, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are concerned that millions of Facing extreme hardship and suffering without improved access and a rapid increase in humanitarian aid.In response to this sudden and huge demand, the two organizations have jointly appealed for 250 million Swiss francs ($272 million).
The ICRC has called for 150 million Swiss francs ($163 million) for its operations in Ukraine and neighbouring countries in 2022.
“The escalating conflict in Ukraine is taking a devastating toll. Casualties are rising and medical facilities are struggling to cope. We have seen prolonged disruptions to normal water and electricity supplies. People calling our hotline in Ukraine are in desperate need of food and shelter “In order to respond to an emergency of this magnitude, our teams must be able to operate safely to reach those in need.”
In the coming weeks, the ICRC will step up its work to reunite separated families, provide IDPs with food and other household items, raise awareness of unexploded ordnance-contaminated areas and work to ensure The body is treated with dignity and the family of the deceased can grieve and find the end.Water transport and other emergency water supplies are now required.Support for health facilities will be increased, with a focus on providing supplies and equipment to care for people injured by weapons.
IFRC calls for CHF 100 million ($109 million),  include some medical device such as infusion pump, syringe pump and feeding pump to support National Red Cross Societies to help first 2 million people in need as hostilities intensify in Ukraine
Among these groups, special attention will be given to vulnerable groups, including unaccompanied minors, single women with children, the elderly and people with disabilities.There will be a significant increase in investment in capacity building of Red Cross teams in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to support locally led humanitarian action.They have mobilized thousands of volunteers and staff and provided as many people as possible with life-saving assistance such as shelters, basic aid items, medical supplies, mental health and psychosocial support, and multipurpose cash assistance.
“It’s heartening to see the level of global solidarity with so much suffering. The needs of people affected by conflict evolve with the times. The situation is desperate for many. A quick response is needed to save lives. We The member National Societies have unique response capacities and in some cases are the only actors capable of delivering humanitarian assistance on a large scale, but they need support to do so. I call for greater global solidarity as we suffer from this conflict people to provide assistance.”
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network, guided by seven fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, volunteerism, universality and solidarity.

Post time: Mar-21-2022