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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Private sector aid donations to Ukrainians

View of the inside of a rescEU warehouse
© European Union, 2021 (photographer: Alain ROLLAND)

The European Commission has created an efficient operational system to channel in-kind donations from the private sector to Ukraine, Moldova and EU countries in the region.

Via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, the EU will coordinate the timely and safe delivery of donated emergency items such as medicines, medical equipment, chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear countermeasures and shelter items.

Private entities from across the EU that wish to donate can contact the European Commission via email:

What are the needs?

The Commission is in direct contact with Ukrainian and neighbouring civil protection authorities. We receive continuous updates of urgently needed items on the ground.

Current priorities are for items from the following sectors:

  • Shelter and related non-food items
  • Medical equipment (incl. consumables) – non-exhaustive list:
    • ICU equipment
    • surgery kits
    • wound therapy equipment
    • blood collection equipment
    • oxygen supply
  • Diagnostic and laboratory tests
  • First aid kits
  • Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) countermeasures
  • Vaccines
  • Medicines – non-exhaustive list:
    • antibiotics
    • antiviral
    • antiretrovirals
    • anaesthetics
    • antitoxin
    • medicines needed for chronic disease treatment (incl. cancer)
    • anti-inflammatory
    • antiseptic and disinfectants
    • opioids
    • anti-histamines
    • sedatives and psychotropic drugs
    • immunoglobin
    • anticoagulant

How can we help?

  • Upon receiving offers for donation by private entities, the Commission evaluates the offer together with countries requesting assistance to match needs. This is to ensure that most needed items receive priority for delivery.
  • The private company receives an acceptance email with further instructions to arrange the delivery to a temporary warehouse.
  • The Commission will organise and financially cover the delivery of items to its logistical hubs in either Poland, Romania or Slovakia.

The operations will be carried out in cooperation with the Belgian civil protection and health authorities.

For questions, please contact:

Last updated: 28/03/2022