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Olomouc – Work boots, children’s shoes, crutches and hospital equipment. All of this was loaded yesterday by the staff of the Archdiocesan Charity Olomouc (ACHO) and their assistants in a truck that will set off from Olomouc to eastern Ukraine today. That aid will be divided there among those who need by Caritas Mariupol. It supports not only people in need from its area, but also internally displaced as a result of the war conflict in the east of the country.

The truck is loaded not only with footwear and crutches, but also with the equipment needed by Mariupol hospitals. “We send sterilizers, CombiSets to operating rooms, hospital beds and bedside tables. This assistance will be divided on the spot by Caritas Mariupol, with whom we have been working for three years”, explains Khrystyna Novodvorska, Project Coordinator of ACHO in Ukraine.

ACHO also supported the dining room in Mariupol, where people in need can eat for free, as well as those who fled from the eastern part of the country where the war lasts for the last six years. Caritas Mariupol also helps materially. “Caritas Mariupol provides material and psychological assistance to children, adults and whole families who fled the war. It also helps people in need from the Mariupol region and provides health and nursing services to the elderly and the sick”, continues Khrystyna Novodvorska.

The truck with almost seven-ton shipment will depart from Olomouc in the direction of eastern Ukraine today.

Caritas thanks the donors for sending this help to those who need in Ukraine.

Beds and sterilizers were supplied by Tomas Bata Regional Hospital.
CombiSety was provided by Hartmann in cooperation with Caritas Znojmo.
The crutches were supplied by individual Caritas from the Archdiocese of Olomouc.
Shoes are from Prabos and Z-Style.

Karolina Opatrshilova, Archdiocesan Charity Olomouc

Foto: Pavel Langer, Khrystyna Novodvorska

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