IBC CONTINUES SUPPORT UKRAINE PEOPLE AGAINST RUSSIAN AGGRESSION


IBC has been at the field responding to the Ukraine crisis since March 2022.  Initially it established an office and a warehouse in the Autonomous Unit of (ATU) Gagauzia responding needs of Ukrainian refugees in South Moldova. It expanded its emergency relief efforts in couple of months through southern border to Odessa Oblast, from Bolhrad being entry point of aid exported from Turkey up to Mykolaiv and then reached to Kherson.

IBC operates in the region in close communication and cooperation with local authorities and civil society within the framework of MoUs signed. Gagauz people; Turkish-speaking community in southern Moldova and southwestern Ukraine facilitate IBC in expanding its network in the region which enabling rapid and continuous assessments, smooth custom clearance procedures during response and hands-on delivery to final beneficiaries at the field or close monitoring of aid if direct delivery is not the case due to security reasons. The activities carried out can be grouped under the following sectors.

  • Health
  • Shelter and Non-Food Items
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Food Security
  • ​Refugee Accommodation Centers and Collective Sites

Health

IBC is working to foster resilience of health care system in Ukraine by constructing primary health care centers and providing health care equipment and supplies. It is also supporting the health needs of conflict-affected populations and refugees in the neighboring country Moldova.

  • A primary health care center extension has been constructed in Tarutyne, a border town in Odessa Oblast. 230-m2 building will serve about 17.500 people in the District including 1.500 IDPs. The furbishment of the center is ongoing in terms of both medical equipment and supplies and furniture. The building is planned to be functional by the end of February 2024.
  • ​A primary health care center extension had been constructed in Bolhrad, a border town in Odessa Oblast. 196-m2 building will serve about 40.000 people including 1.750 IDPs  at the center and also nearby villages of Vasilivska, Gorodne, Krinichne, Kubey villages where there is lack of primary health care servcies. The furbishment of the center is ongoing in terms of both medical equipment and supplies and furniture. The building is planned to be functional by the end of May 2024.
  • ​A primary health care center is planned to be constructed in Bereznehuvate, a town in Mykolaiv Oblast. The health care has been considerably interrupted because of attacks on health infrastructure in Bereznehuvate. The health center will serve approximately 19.000 people living in the district.
  • 1500 pieces of blood stopper 465 pieces of comprehensive first aid backpacks, 600 pieces of turnstiles were provided to Kherson Regional City Emergency Rescue Service.
  • 2 truckloads of essential medical equipment and supplies and also hygiene items were provided to the hospitals of border districts Bolhrad, Tarutyne and Artsiz in Southern Odessa Oblast.
  • 5 generators were donated to the PHCs in the village Serpnevo (within Gromoda Tarutyne), Gorodne and Dmitrovka (within Gromada Gorodne)  and Nadrichne and Petrivka III ( within romoda Borodino)
  • 2 truckloads of medical supplies and consumables and 4 ambulances were provided to hospitals and emergency unit stations in border towns in Moldova.

Shelter and Non-Food Items

IBC is working to ensure that people affected by the crisis have access to adequate shelter and household materials, and to support them in coping with winter conditions in particular. It does not only support internally displaced persons (IDPs), those who are not displaced in conflict-affected areas, returnees, and host community in Ukraine but also conflict-affected populations and refugees in the neighboring country Moldova.

  • 111 households; either IDP families mostly settled in abounded houses in rural areas or IDP families living together with hosting families were supported with necessary construction materials such as double-glazed windows and doors, paints, insulation materials, boilers, electric heaters in Odessa Oblast.
  • 1000 IDP children benefited from winter clothing distribution including coats, boots, socks and thermal underwear in Odessa Oblast in Ukraine
  • 488 IDP families benefited from bedding sets each including 1 blanket, 1 wool pillow and 2 linens set in Odessa Oblast in Ukraine
  • 1881 families - 1056 IDPs in Odessa Oblast and 825 from vulnerable communities - benefited from the distribution of double 100% wool blankets.
  • 400 households in Odessa and Mykolaiv Oblasts benefited from the distribution of 400 stoves and 400 tons of pellets.
  • In Odessa Oblast, the distribution of 850 kg of firewood per household is ongoing, benefiting a total of 250 households from displaced or vulnerable local communities.
  • In Moldova, 55 refugees have benefited from cash assistance for clothing and 120 families from refugee or vulnerable local communities will benefit from the ongoing distribution of firewood in Ceadir Lunga.

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

IBC is working to ensure that crises affected population in Ukraine have access to clean drinking water and practice good sanitation and hygiene.  It is also supporting the hygiene needs of conflict-affected populations and refugees in the neighboring country Moldova.

  • 46.080 liters of bottled water had been distributed in Kherson City following in the breach of Kakhovka Dam as an emergency response to the crises
  • 21.600 tablets for water purification had been provided to Snigurivka District in Ukraine
  • 15 water tanks, with a total capacity of 70 tons had been placed to Kherson City Center and Snigurivka and over 1500 tons tested and certified drinking water has been supplied to these tanks.
  • At least 500 people daily benefited from the sanitary module including also a cabin for disabled, which had been installed and being managed by the Community Shelter established across the intercity bus station at the Mykolaiv City Center.
  • 3197 families - including both IDPs and people in need from the local community in Odessa Oblast in Ukraine were benefited from hygiene parcel distribution, each one customized according to the individual needs of the family
  • 2035 families - 1534 Ukrainian refugees and - 501 people with physical disabilities from the local community were benefited from hygiene bags distribution in Moldova, each parcel customized according to the individual needs of the family

Food Security

IBC is working to ensure that crises-affected people in Ukraine have access to life-sustaining and life-saving food. It is also supporting the needs of conflict-affected populations and refugees in the neighboring country Moldova.

  • At least 500 people daily benefit from the Community Shelter, established opposite the intercity bus terminal in Mykolaiv City Center, declared as reception center by the governorship and where phone chargers, cooking and heating stoves are available for public use, and soup, coffee and tea are distributed.
  • At least 15.000 people weekly benefit from the bread distribution at the semi-mobile bakery settled near the Community Shelter at the Mykolaiv City Center.
  • 185.886 pieces of canned food were distributed to the IDPs and war affected population in Mykolaiv and Kherson City Centers.
  • 4.000 IDPs and war affected population were benefited from food parcels distribution in Mykolaiv Oblast in Ukraine, each parcel consists of 16 different items.
  • 8.853 families – including both IDPs and people in need from the local community were benefited from food parcel distribution in Odessa Oblast in Ukraine, each parcel consists of 16 different items
  • At least 500 people daily benefit from the community shelter established in the city center of Mykolaiv within which phone chargers, cooking and heating stoves are available for public use.
  • 4.258 families: 3705 Ukrainian refugees and - 553 vulnerable community and people with physical disabilities from the local community were benefited from food parcel distribution in Moldova, each parcel consists of 16 different items
  • 1.288 Ukrainian refugees including people with physical disabilities had been benefited from cash aid  fresh food.

RACs & CSs

IBC is working to improve living conditions in Collective Sites (CS) in Ukraine and Refugee Accomodation Centers (RAC) in Moldova.

  • 300 IDPs staying in the Collective Site in Kobleve in Mykolaiv Oblast in Ukraine benefitted from bedding distribution, each set including 1 blanket, 1 wool pillow, 2 linens set and hygiene materials provided to the Collective Site.
  • 40 IDPs from Kherson and Kharkiv hosted by Elderly Center in Tarutyne in Odessa Oblast benefited from 40 bedding sets each set including 1 blanket, 1 wool pillow, 2 linens set and 2 electric heaters provided.
  • At least 60 children including 25 IDP children benefited from  60 bedding sets and 60 mattresses provided to the kindergarten in Bolhrad in Odessa Oblast.
  • At least 200 refugees hosted by Refugees Accommodation Centers in Congaz & Chirsovo in Moldova benefited from 5 refrigerators and 3 washing machines provided.
  • 150 refugees hosted by the sanatorium “Bucuria Sand” used as a Refugee Accommodation Center in Moldova benefited from bulk food , hygiene items, bedding and towels sets provided.
  • Approximately 100 children from refugee families and vulnerable local communities participated into periodic event organizations. Stationery and board games were supplied to the Youth Center in Comrat and the Refugee Accommodation Centers in Chirsovo and Vulcaneshti in Moldova for the benefit of hundreds of children. Approximately 50 children a week continue to benefit from art and English courses.



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