The president of the ICRC has completed a four-day visit to Ukraine, during which she traveled to Odesa, Mykolaiv, the Kherson region and Kyiv to meet with authorities, families of prisoners of war and communities affected by the armed conflict.
As winter sets in across Afghanistan and the economic crisis is worsening, more than half the population (24 million people) need humanitarian assistance and half (20 million people) are acutely food insecure.
A team from the ICRC composed of medical personnel, water engineers and specialists on risks associated with explosive ordnance and mines delivered aid to Kherson on Tuesday and assessed the humanitarian situation.
Between 29th June and 1st July 2022, teams from the ICRC supported 10 patients with medical needs and their caretakers from Odesa and Dnipro. The patients, originally from the city of Mykolaiv as well as the Donetsk region, had been unable to seek medical care on their own.
After weeks of living largely underground with dwindling food, water and medicine, more than 170 civilians from Azovstal and the Mariupol area arrived in Zaporizhzhia on Sunday in the third safe passage operation coordinated by the ICRC, the parties to the conflict and the United Nations.
Dominik Stillhart, the director of operations for the ICRC, visited Ukraine this week where he saw the devastating human cost of urban warfare in Irpin and Bucha and visited the ICRC’s urban water project, which will restore water supplies in the area.