NEW YORK (March 18, 2022) – As of March 17th 2022, UNICEF has dispatched 85 trucks carrying 858 tons of emergency supplies to support children and families in war-torn Ukraine and neighboring countries. Out of this total, 78 trucks carrying over 780 tons were sent to Ukraine while the remaining 7 trucks were sent to nearby countries.
A total of 34 trucks have already arrived in Ukraine, with more deliveries expected in the coming days.
Three trucks have arrived in Poland - where the supplies will be used to set up Blue Dot safe spaces for women and children displaced from Ukraine.
Three trucks are en route to Romania, and one truck is bound for Moldova.
The trucks dispatched to date are carrying health supplies, hygiene kits, education and recreation supplies for children and adolescents, in addition to blankets and winter clothing for children.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to pursue a more equitable world for every child. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.
UNICEF USA advances the global mission of UNICEF by rallying the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children. Together, we are working toward a world that upholds the rights of all children and helps every child thrive. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.
For more information please contact:
Erica Vogel, UNICEF USA, 212.922.2480, firstname.lastname@example.org