The situation of refugees who took refuge in neighboring countries from Ukraine is getting worse. Within Ukraine, the situation is getting, even more, direr as almost all of the country's resources are destroyed. In particular, the capacity of these provinces, such as Odesa and Mykolaiv, where people fleeing the Donbas region took shelter, to handle migration has now been exhausted.
IBC, which meets the food, medicine, and shelter needs of thousands of Ukrainian refugees in the Gagauzia region of Moldova, has now started emergency food and medicine shipments to the Odesa and Mykolaiv regions of Ukraine.
IBC; In addition to the distribution of tens of thousands of ready-to-eat food in Odessa, Bolgrad, and Izmail, it begins to meet the medical device and drug needs of both hospitals in Bolgrad.
The convoy led by Agasi Mammadli, our Projects Coordinator in the Region, managed to reach Mykolaiv, which was resisting heavy bombardment in the last days of May and completed the distribution of tens of thousands of ready-made food to the civilian population who live in shelters. In addition, meetings were held with the Mykolaiv and Odesa governorates to determine the needs in detail and coordinate the operation's continuity.
As IBC; We are also accelerating our work on the urgent establishment of prefabricated or mobile clinics to replace the many health institutions that were destroyed, especially in Mykolayiv.
Most of the Ukrainian refugees living in the buildings allocated by the municipality in the Bolgrad region of Odesa are women and children. In addition to providing regular food and hygiene material support for the refugees who are fighting for their lives here, the buildings are equipped with laundry, refrigerators, etc. We continue to meet your needs.
In this context, our work has also intensified in the Gagauzia region.
We are sending ambulances to Komrad, Vulkanesh, and Tsaderlunfa for the use of emergency response teams, together with Action Medeor from Germany, IDRF from Canada, and UMCOR from the USA, we are expanding our cooperation to reach wider audiences and meet more needs. We are also in talks with OXFAM, anticipating the danger that the humanitarian drama in the region will reach even more tragic dimensions.