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Giant donation of blankets will present heat to households fleeing Ukraine – UNHCR Northern Europe

UNHCR is stockpiling assist gadgets within the metropolis of Kryvyi Rih in central Ukraine, together with blankets, sleeping mats, jerrycans and kitchen units. © UNHCR/Anita Rudyk

The humanitarian disaster in Ukraine is quickly deteriorating. In simply seven days, a couple of million individuals have fled the nation. Most of them are ladies and kids. Furthermore, a minimum of a million individuals have grow to be displaced in their very own nation.  

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Company, is working laborious to guard and assist the numerous determined individuals, who’re in pressing want of humanitarian help, together with shelter, blankets and different sorts of life-saving emergency help.  

Two Danish firms have now joined forces to assist households in determined want. Retail chain JYSK has donated 26,000 blankets to refugees from Ukraine. The donation is being transported from Denmark to Poland without spending a dime by Danish logistics firm DSV and can assist UNHCR attain much more individuals in want. 

Nevertheless, the humanitarian scenario on the bottom is important and there may be nonetheless an important want for help from the Danish personal sector.  

“I’m at present in Poland, by the Ukrainian border, and have seen how refugees arrive with only a few belongings. It’s chilly right here, it’s winter, and so they need assistance. The collaboration between UNHCR, JYSK and DSV is an effective instance of how the UN and Danish firms are becoming a member of forces, making a distinction for refugees and displaced individuals,” says the Danish Minister for Growth Cooperation, Flemming Møller Mortensen. 

“We’re grateful in UNHCR for the fast and beneficiant donation of 26,000 blankets from JYSK to the numerous refugees from Ukraine who’ve simply crossed the border to Poland, and for DSV’s supply to move the blankets from Denmark to Poland. It’s a clear signal of robust humanitarian dedication from two massive Danish firms,” says UNHCR’s Consultant to the Nordic and Baltic Nations, Henrik M. Nordentoft. 


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