Today, European Commission annonces a new emergency winter shelter for Ukrain, in relation to Russia’s war continues to destroy civilian infrastructure. Commission will provide an additional €175 million in humanitarian assistance to support those most in need in Ukraine and Moldova.
EU humanitarian response this winter will include:
- The rescEU strategic reserve will be mobilised to deploy emergency stockpiles of shelter units and other items to Ukraine with a total value of €62.3 million.
- An additional €175 million in humanitarian aid will target the most vulnerable in Ukraine. Out of this, €150 milion is allocated for operations in Ukraine, while €25 million is for operations in Moldova. The key priority is to provide winterised shelter in view of the expected freezing temperatures
This emergency shelter reserve includes temporary housing units that will be equipped with showers, toilets, basic toiletry kits, and communal spaces for gathering or eating. The Commission has also procured thousands of beds that can be used in temporary accommodation centres to welcome refugees or internally displaced persons.
The European Commission and Ukraine have also started to work together to prepare Ukraine to join the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in the future.