IAWP Supports Red Cross Efforts in Ukraine

Red Cross teams have been on the ground in Ukraine, delivering assistance to at-risk families including providing food, fuel for heating, medical supplies and support for housing.

Over the past week in Ukraine, Red Cross teams have:

  • Distributed more than 90,000 food and hygiene parcels to families on the move across Ukraine, including Mariupol.
  • Provided first aid training to more than 12,000 people in metro stations and bomb shelters.
  • Delivered more than 32 tons of food, blankets, medicine, medical supplies, trauma kits and household items.
  • Assisted with the evacuation of people with disabilities.
  • Distributed critical care items to over 7,000 people seeking safety from shelling in bomb shelters.

In the coming weeks, Red Cross volunteers will increase their work reuniting separated families, providing food and other household items, and increasing awareness about areas contaminated by unexploded ordnance. The current needs are tremendous, critical among them include water delivery, support to health facilities and medical care for families wounded.

In Neighboring Countries: Help to Those Fleeing their Homes

People impacted by the conflict are heartbroken, as they are forced to flee from their homes. Red Cross and Red Crescent teams in the region are rolling up their sleeves to assist with the dire humanitarian crisis as it unfolds. In Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Moldova, Croatia, Lithuania and Russia, Red Cross volunteers are supporting displaced people.

The International Association of Workforce Professionals urges support to the people of Ukraine by donating to the ICRC here.