IsraAID Launches New Romania Hub for Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine
Israeli NGO has partnered with local organizations & authorities in Tulcea to facilitate aid to southern Ukraine
Thursday 31 March 2022. For immediate release:
IsraAID, Israel’s leading humanitarian NGO, has partnered with local NGOs and authorities in Tulcea, Romania, to create a Humanitarian Logistics Hub that will streamline aid donations and ensure supply chains of essential humanitarian items, including medical supplies, clothes, and food, to southern Ukraine. Tulcea, separated by the Danube river from the Ukrainian city of Izmail, provides access to supply routes across southern Ukraine, including Odessa, Kherson, Mykolaiv, and Zaporizhzhia regions. The Tulcea Humanitarian Logistics Hub will be able to process donations from anywhere in the world and send them on towards Ukrainian civilians in urgent need.
Including a warehouse and control room, the hub is being operated by the Association of Communes of Romania – Tulcea (ACoR Tulcea), with IsraAID providing technical expertise in humanitarian logistics and operations. IsraAID and ACoR Tulcea are working together under the auspices of Tulcea County Council, and the partnership between the organizations was formed together with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean. IsraAID is also building a digital warehouse management system with the Israeli technology company Monday.com, which will ensure up-to-the-minute tracking of donations and shipments in and out of the hub.
In addition to urgently needed food and clothes, the hub and partnership will help ensure Ukrainian hospitals have effective access to essential medical supplies, including those donated by IsraAID directly. Truckloads of humanitarian aid have already departed from the warehouse towards Ukraine as the hub is prepared for incoming donations from around the world.
IsraAID launched its response to the ongoing Ukraine crisis on February 25th, dispatching an Emergency Response team to Moldova to provide urgent support to the thousands of Ukrainian refugees crossing into the country. IsraAID’s team was one of the first international groups to reach the border crossing at Palanca, in southern Moldova, around 50km from Odessa, Ukraine’s largest port city. In Moldova, IsraAID has been working on protection, education, and medical support for refugees both at the border and in formal and informal shelters around the country.
Donations to support IsraAID’s Ukraine crisis response can be made here.
IsraAID’s emergency team members in Romania are available for comment and interviews by request.
Ethan Schwartz – Media & Communications Manager
Email: [email protected]
Photographs from the Tulcea Humanitarian Logistics Hub are available here. All pictures should be credited to “IsraAID/Daniel Rolider”.