Those funds have gone to purchase medicine and medical supplies, shipments of humanitarian assistance, and to provide support for Ukraine’s defence and Ukrainian refugees in Latvia.
From February 24 to April 8, 41 shipments of humanitarian aid worth two million euros have been delivered to Ukraine. Deliveries are still being put together and, on the average, four are sent every week.
In cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ziedot.lv has sent 19 shipments of medical supplies, hygiene products, household goods, essential items, and food to Transcarpathian, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kirovograd, Kramatorsk, Mykolayiv, and Zaporizhye regions, and delivered supplies to several hospitals. A shipment to Kyiv is currently being prepared.
The “Viegli palīdzēt” (Easy to Help) movement, in cooperation with businesses and Ziedot.lv, and in close cooperation with the Foreign Ministry and the State Firefighting and Rescue Service have delivered 18 shipments of essential items, hygiene products, medical supplies, food and clothing to Transcarpathian, Odessa and Rivne regions. Essential items and food were delivered to a Ukrainian refugees’ centre in Chisinau, Moldova, on 7 April.
The “Uzņēmēji mieram” (Businesses for Peace) initiative and the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA) working together with the Foreign Ministry have delivered four shipments donated by businesses of communication technology and electrical equipment, including to the Digital Affairs Ministry of Ukraine.
Donations of more than one million euros have made it possible to purchase much-needed goods for Ukrainians. Various other goods are also being donated and delivered to Ukraine, for instance, unmanned aerial vehicles, cars, electrical equipment, clothing and food. Business people have covered transportation and fuel costs to bring civilians fleeing Ukraine to Latvia.
Support from Latvia’s civil society and the private sector is coordinated by the “Viegli palīdzēt” movement through www.ukraine-latvia.com platform where you can explore te options to help. For donations, visit the www.ziedot.lv platform and support the initiative, Stand With Ukraine.