Thanks to the fruitful work of the team "West support inc. in Ukraine" and the increase in the number of cargoes received from international partners, the leadership of the Ukrainian representative office made a decision to open regional offices in the following regions - Odesa, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv regions. In the near future, such regions as Cherkasy, Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk and Luhansk regions will be included in the network of regional offices. The creation of West support teams in the regions of Ukraine is a driving force in the mobility issues of providing assistance to vulnerable populations, performing missions to record violations of people's rights, and communicating with state law enforcement agencies. In each region, a team of organization members who have previously undergone training in the areas of: • Provision of psychological assistance to citizens in wartime conditions; • Provision of legal assistance to citizens who have lost property or suffered destruction; • Provision of social and humanitarian support. We call on all our international partners to increase the presence of their programs in Ukraine before the beginning of the autumn-winter period of 2022-2023, as Ukrainian cities are faced with the issue of the heating season. To all citizens who found themselves in dire circumstances after the start of hostilities by the Russian army in Ukraine and as a result the loss and destruction of private housing. The issue of providing warm things, hygiene products, creating mobile heating points is extremely important. In August, humanitarian aid was provided in the following areas: • Medical preparations and first aid supplies were received by medical institutions of Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Chernihiv regions and the city of Kyiv; • Foodstuffs, food for long-term storage in canned food, dry rations were transferred in the territory of Kharkiv and Mykolaiv regions with a total weight of more than 63 tons; • More than 17 tons of personal hygiene items and household items, warm items were transferred to humanitarian aid distribution centers; • Personal protective equipment such as 3rd and 4th protection class body armor, tactical first-aid kits, as well as tactical helmets were handed over to military medical facilities and special forces that protect Ukraine.
Representatives of the agency "West support inc. in Ukraine" continues a permanent joint mission with partner organizations and volunteers to evacuate the civilian population in Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Kherson and Donetsk regions by providing vehicles. As of the end of August, 20 settlements were liberated from the Russian occupation in the southern and western directions, in connection with which, the number of injured citizens who had the opportunity to receive assistance increased.
The direction that was previously started under the program "WAR IN UKRAINE" Representative office "West support inc. in Ukraine", as a joint project with the Swiss international association Friedenstaube für Ukraine regarding the provision of dry food for a round-the-clock high-calorie diet, last month remained at the stable level of previous months in the volume of aid supplies, which made it possible to feed people every day. We would like to thank our permanent partners and everyone who joined our "WAR IN UKRAINE" program, who continue to help Ukraine in these difficult times: - Aktionsbundnis Ukraine-Hilfe Wildrube (Germany) - Friedenstaube für Ukraine (Swiss) - American Online Giving Foundation, Inc. (USA) - The UK Online Giving Foundation (UK) - Art For Charity Association Inc (US) We continue to work and call on all our partners and donors to work together and provide assistance to Ukraine at this difficult time for the whole world.