Three of these shelters have already received fuel briquettes from our organization. In particular, 32 tons of fuel were donated to the shelter in Kamianka, Cherkasy Region. In Dnipro, DUVP UTOS enterprise, which is currently used as a shelter for individuals with impaired vision, has received 12 tons, while 20 more tons of fuel briquettes were delivered to the Charitable Foundation “Promotion and Developemnt”. Soon, the assistance will be also provided to two shelters in Lviv Region. The shelter in Drohobych will receive 3 tons, and Barvinok Shelter in Novyi Rozdil will receive 30 tons of fuel.
This is done by ADRA Ukraine as part of the response to the winterization assistance requests received from the shelter, since based on the last winter experience, attacks against the energy infrastructure may leave the vulnerable populations without access to heat and power supply. Last year, the heating of the shelter in Kamianka was done using only electric heaters, which was a real challenge due to emergency blackouts in the area. Some people couldn’t cope with the power outages and moved out of the shelter looking for a warmer place to stay. This situation continued up until the February this year, when the shelter was saved from the cold by the boiler system donated by ADRA Czech Republic. Now, the organization is working to supply fuel briquettes for this and other similar boilers.
ADRA Ukraine provides this assistance with the support of our German partners as part of the GFFO project. The German Federal Foreign Office, Aktion Deutschland Hilft and ADRA Germany are doing their best in order to prepare the most vulnerable populations in Ukraine to the upcoming winter period.