Human Rights Humanitarian Mission in Ukraine: 20 tons of humanitarian aid for Slovyansk

2015 2015-06-09T15:45:12+0300 2015-06-09T15:45:12+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Zmitser Salauyou is loading the humanitarian aid

Zmitser Salauyou is loading the humanitarian aid

In Kharkiv, the Human rights Humanitarian Mission in Ukraine continues its work in Kharkiv. As reported by Belarusian volunteers in the mission diary, ‪#‎dzennikmisii, on Monday, June 8 Marharyta Vialichkina monitored the effectiveness of work of the social welfare department of Kharkiv with refugees from the combat zone.

Zmitser Salauyou and Aliaksei Kolchyn helped transporting the humanitarian aid from the customs warehouse to the warehouse of "Station Kharkiv". A part of the humanitarian cargo, weighing 20 tons, was immediately repacked and sent to Slovyansk.

Sleeping mats, beds, clothes and bikes - all this has been collected in the Czech Republic by volunteers in the form of donations from citizens. One of these volunteers accompanied the cargo to Ukraine. It took three weeks after the arrival of the humanitarian aid to Kharkiv to fulfill all demands of the state agencies and get all the necessary documents.

Pitifully enough, a part of the cargo is still at the warehouse of the customs office – dozens or maybe even hundreds of crutches. The volunteers haven't been allowed to take them and hand out to the handicapped, as these items are regarded as medical aids and a special permission of the Ministry of Health care is needed.

Human Rights Humanitarian Mission in Ukraine was launched in Kharkiv on June 4. The first group consists of members of the staff of the Human Rights Center "Viasna". It is planned to invite interested persons from other human rights organizations, too. As of now, four persons take part in the mission, who will change every two weeks.