War in Ukraine - Switzerland delivers an additional 100 tonnes of humanitarian supplies
11.08.2022, Bern - Switzerland is continuing to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine. In the past few days, the FDFA has organised several convoys carrying 100 tonnes of supplies, including medical and sanitation equipment. These operations are part of the support efforts undertaken by the federal government since the start of the war. In cooperation with the DDPS, the FDFA has delivered over 5,300 tonnes of emergency aid to Ukraine and neighbouring countries since March.
A second consignment of 15 water treatment units, also supplied from DDPS stocks, left on 9 and 10 August 2022. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) organised the overland delivery of supplies to Kyiv and Lviv.
The Department of Health for the canton of Zurich, which donated disinfectants and syringes to Ukraine last spring, has also provided eleven respirators, plus ancillary equipment, for the SDC's latest consignment. Thanks to these consignments, around 100 tonnes of humanitarian goods are being delivered to Ukraine in August.
Over 5,300 tonnes of aid for Ukraine
Since the war started, the SDC has transported over 600 tonnes of relief supplies from Switzerland to Ukraine and purchased more than 4,750 tonnes of food aid within Ukraine to help the Ukrainian people. The goods were supplied to Lviv and Lutsk in the west as well as to Kyiv, Odesa, Vinnytsia, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Sumy and Dnipro. To date, Switzerland's has provided just under CHF 100 million in funding to support Ukraine.
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