Supporting the people of Irpin
Residents of Irpin received more than 320 food and hygiene packages. With the latest batch, ADRA continues supporting people in the city, located right next to the city of Kyiv in northern Ukraine. Here decisive battles for access to Kyiv took place, which left the city in ruins.
“From the first days of the de-occupation of Irpin, we were already here and distributed a large number of such packages. We plan to continue supporting people in need. We will organize our work in such a way as to cover as many socially vulnerable community residents as possible,” said Nazarii Kostiuk from ADRA Ukraine.
He noted that they cooperate with the Irpin Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population, where lists of those needing assistance are formed. This way, the aid goes into the hands of those who need it most, and there is no room for exploitation. The recipients of the packages were primarily seniors and people with special needs who had damaged or destroyed houses and depended on help.
Stano Bielik, ADRA Slovakia’s director, was among those distributing the packages. Many people, who were missing from the list of recipients, also came. “The line kept getting longer, and our colleagues had to explain with infinite patience which the help was meant for and that our options were limited. Too bad we didn’t have at least two truckloads of packages available,” he reflects.
Residents of Irpin have received 14-kilos of food and hygiene packages from ADRA Ukraine and ADRA Slovakia with the support of SlovakAid and Japan Platform.