ISHR-Ukraine provides humanitarian help all over the country

Since March 2022 IAC ISHR distributes food and non-food items (such as medicines, dippers and other hygiene products) to IDPs and people which are staying in conflict affected areas in various regions of Ukraine (Kyiv, Poltava, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, Sumy, Lvov, Kharkiv, Zaporozhye, Vinnitsa, Dnepropetrovsk, Cherkasy regions). We primarily focus on pregnant women, small children and their families, elderly people, people with disabilities. IAC ISHR provide targeted support to people in need and/or specialized institutions (orphanages, maternity hospitals, etc.). In March 2022 the Center provided various types of humanitarian aid to 774 people.

IAC ISHR has a network of volunteers (mostly lawyers who worked with the Center before March 2022) in various regions of Ukraine and abroad. This gives us an opportunity to provide assistance in different regions of the country; acquire necessary supplies in Ukraine and\or abroad; collaborate with humanitarian organizations abroad; transport supplies from one region to another and from abroad to Ukraine.

Together with representatives of the Brandenburg Technological University the Center is developing an algorithm to assist in prioritizing the areas of distribution of the humanitarian aid (mainly food and hygiene items). The algorithm was first used in March 2022 to distribute 3 tons of food and non-food items received by IAC ISHR from Italy.

We use the following methods of assistance:
– Direct purchase of food and non-food items by IAC ISHR volunteers and their delivery to those in need;
– Financial assistance for the purchase of food, basic necessities, medicines and hygiene products (in the form of the UN approach of multi-purpose emergency cash).

IAC ISHR has volunteers and storage areas (including warehouses) in Poltava, Zhytomyr, Rivne, Lvіv, Zaporozhye, Vinnitsa, Kyiv regions

IAC ISHR is acquiring food and non-food items from different sources:
1. Purchase in Ukraine
2. Purchase abroad (in the EU countries)
3. Humanitarian aid from abroad (food, baby food, diapers and other hygiene products)

We will continue to use these sources for the support of the action. Such a diverse approach allows to reduce the risks of shortage of supplies.

IAC ISHR will continue to enhance humanitarian work focusing on targeted support through:
· maximizing distribution capacity;
· increase geographic coverage;
· use and further develop distribution algorithm;
· development of specialized food rations according to the UN standards (utilizing nutrition value calculator);
· increase logistical network;
· cooperation with UN humanitarian clusters and other organizations.