Funds Sources: Ukrainian Peace Campaign
Project Name: Humanity has no borders
Recipient Organization: Red Cross Romania
Starting Date: April 2022
Project Status: In Development
Amount Requested: $20,000
Financed Amount: $20,000
Found at the epicenter of the refugee crisis, the Suceava Red Cross provided humanitarian support to people from the refugee centers in Suceava County and the people who fled the war and took refuge in the Cernauti area.
The situation between Russia, Ukraine, and Western governments had escalated since February 21, 2022, when the Russian president recognized two eastern regions of Ukraine as independent states and ordered troops to enter those territories. Countries have begun to receive and host refugees from Ukraine.
Neighboring Red Cross National Societies are government partners in action and are taking steps to increase preparedness and responsiveness for the impact of further escalation in their countries.
According to the mandate, the Romanian Red Cross is designated as an entity with the role of secondary support for providing drinking water and food for affected or evacuated persons, providing and distributing aid, organizing the reception and distribution of emergency humanitarian aid. In addition to these activities, the Romanian Red Cross provides human and logistical support in the accommodation provided by the state authorities. It offers basic first aid, psychosocial support, and family reunification service.
If the situation deteriorates, Red Cross Romania is ready to expand its work to adapt to new and emerging needs, including through support in organizing refugee camps, first aid, and psychosocial support.
Directions for action:
- Support for Ukrainian refugees entering Romania
- Support for the Ukrainian Red Cross - per international protocols and under the coordination of IFRC
Area of implementation:
- 4 RRC branches on the border with Ukraine - Satu Mare, Maramures, Suceava, Tulcea
- 43 RRC branches involved in assisting refugees in collaboration and at the request of the authorities lockout
- support for the Ukrainian CR on humanitarian color
- Support with volunteers at border crossings for Ukrainian civilians entering Romania - coffee, tea, sandwich, telephone access to restore family ties
- Roaming phone cards included for Ukrainian civilians
- Coordination of local donations
- Purchase of non-perishable food, barracks, medicines, and medical products
- If necessary - purchase of medical equipment
- Call center at CRR headquarters in support of refugees
- Humanitarian transport - in Ukraine and the country - food, water, hygiene products, logistics
- Accommodation in refugee centers / refugee camps - food, water, toiletries, support psychosocial
- Translation services with volunteers