Situation Report – 17 May 2022
- By purchasing and transporting 676 metric tons food, essential non-food items and medical equipment, HIA response has reached 93,256 people so far, providing emergency access to basic humanitarian aid, protection activity and link to transportation services encompassing 10 regions of Ukraine.
- With the imminent refugee crisis in mind, HIA decided to deliver a two-pronged approach to assist those suffering from the effects of war. In the war-torn country HIA response was helped by its long-standing regional office in Beregovo. Today, the Beregovo Office supports over 200 community shelters in Zakarpattia with in-kind support and restoration materials. The Lviv Emergency Response Office coordinates HIA’s humanitarian operations in Ukraine and employs two types of cash assistance: to empower large masses of people at once, multi-purpose cash assistance will allow for a more people-centred relief, granting beneficiaries freedom of choice and returning a degree of dignity into their lives. Believing in the power of community, HIA also to provide flexible cash grants to groups and congregations coping with the destructions caused by the war.
- In Hungary, HIA’s efforts are focused on offering both short- and long-term accommodation – since the beginning of the crisis for more than 3,200 refugees. Institutions in Debrecen, Miskolc and Budapest host refugee families in need and support them with food,shelter and psychosocial support.
- Besides its current operations, HIA is opening up its activities in the Kiev region, as well, where intends to operate in areas which formerly were under Russian occupation. To this end, has sent an assessment team to the area and is carrying out surveys on renovation of educational institutions. The aim of these surveys is to support project proposals for the second phase of Hungary’s government support. HIA together with FCA open an office in Kiev to manage project activities in central and northern regions of the country.