The Romanian Red Cross and the Italian Red Cross have inaugurated a humanitarian hub in northeastern Suceava, which will facilitate the help for Ukrainian citizens, the Suceava Prefecture announced on Monday.
According to the quoted source, the Romanian-Italian operational base built by the Italian Red Cross, with financial support of the Monaco Red Cross and inaugurated on May 1 will be donated to the Romanian Red Cross, after the armed conflict in Ukraine will end, Agerpres informs.
The operational base is formed of five tents with a storage space of 1,000 square meters which allows the storage of 700 pallets with humanitarian materials, weighing over 500 tons.
Logistic operations will be managed regarding the operationalization of humanitarian transport towards Ukraine.
The inauguration of the humanitarian hub in Suceava was attended by Alessandro Brunialti, national delegate for operations with the Italian Red Cross, Marius Ion, logistics and acquisitions director within the Romanian Red Cross and Alexandru Moldovan, the prefect of Suceava county.
The operational base of the Red Cross will facilitate both transports in Ukraine organized by the Romanian and Italian Red Cross, as well as transports organized by other national companies with the Red Cross and Red Crescent that want to help the Ukrainian people.
Since the launch of the armed conflict in Ukraine, the Romanian and Italian Red Cross have been constantly involved in helping the vulnerable civilian population.
The Romanian Red Cross has sent 69 trucks with 1,725 tons of humanitarian materials for approximately 170,000 persons in the regions of Chernivtsi / Cernauti, Uzhhorod and Odessa.
Another 55 trucks with emergency humanitarian materials have crossed our country in order to reach Ukraine and were sent with the Red Cross and Red Crescent from Italy, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, China and Denmark.