As the Russian military invasion of Ukraine continues, civilians are forced to flee their homes or take refuge in bomb shelters and subway stations throughout Ukraine. Over 2.2 million refugees have fled the country, with 1.5 million entering Poland. Those who remain, have been left without electricity, water and food supplies, and the casualty count is only growing across Ukraine.
Crown Agents is at the forefront of the conflict: With an experienced team on the ground, we are providing essential aid from our offices in Ukraine and our humanitarian base in Poland, with support from across the region.
Having worked in Ukraine for 25 years and been embedded in the Ministry of Health, we know the country’s health landscape and have strong links to distribution networks and warehousing capability. Through our connections, we are receiving daily updates on the critical needs of the population in real-time.
As a global leader in the humanitarian space we have decades of experience responding in the face of conflict. We have delivered in contexts such as the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone and the global response to COVID-19. Our teams always ensure essential products reach the people who need them most in the quickest time possible.
While many global aid organisations can deliver vital support to refugees, and that is an important part of the response, Crown Agents can currently get aid into the parts of Ukraine that are difficult to reach.
What will my support go towards?
Your donations are going towards procuring and delivering critical, life-saving medical goods, equipment and services. This currently includes: 200,000 Individual First Aid Kits; 50,000 items of Protective Paramedic Equipment; Search and Rescue Equipment, as well as the following items:
Crown Agents International Development (CAID) (charity number: 1192249) is working in partnership with Business Fights Poverty and Greenshields Cowie on this response. Business Fights Poverty is a business-led collaboration network focused on improving the lives, livelihoods and learning opportunities of the most vulnerable people and communities. Greenshields Cowie is a leading logistics partner renowned for delivering a myriad of commodities into some of the most challenging, remote and volatile regions in the world. From managing the movement of COVID-19 vaccines to Antarctica or transporting Hospital Units to Ethiopia, they ensure that essential products reach the people who need them most in the quickest time.