The Singapore Red Cross has announced that they will be contributing USD 100,000 in aid to help communities in Ukraine affected by the invasion of Russia.
The USD 100,000 in aid will be in terms of provision supplies such as hygiene kits, family kits and household kits.
These kits will be distributed to the vulnerable who have been displaced by the ongoing conflict.
It is also noted by the Singapore Red Cross that 3 million people in Ukraine requires the humanitarian aid and about 850,000 people have been displaced.
The elderly forms up 30 percent of those who require aid
Message from Spore Red Cross CEO
The CEO of Singapore Red Cross has given a statement which said:
“We are deeply concerned about the outbreak of open conflict and its dire consequences.
The humanitarian needs on the ground will continue to rise as the conflict intensifies.
Working with our Red Cross Movement partners, we will continue to assist the affected communities, many of whom could potentially lose their homes and all their belongings.”
In contact with other Red Cross
The Singapore Red Cross also said that it is maintaining close contact with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to find out what is needed on the ground so that it can respond to the evolving situation timely.
Called for protection of non-combatants
The Red Cross has also called for protection of non-combatants and infrastructure which are critical such as water and power systems in Ukraine.
All these which are called for are in line with the International Humanitarian Law which is accepted by the whole universe.
Assisting families to get in touch
The Singapore Red Cross is also trying to help Singaporeans locate their family members in Ukraine who may have been affected by the conflict.
This will be done by their activation of the ‘Restoring Families Link’ (RFL) service.
Those who need assistance can contact the Singapore Red Cross via email here.
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