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David Cameron met with representatives of the Ukrainian Red Cross, learned about the organization’s activities, and discussed the country’s humanitarian situation.
David Cameron, the newly appointed UK Foreign Secretary, visited Odesa during his visit to Ukraine. A joint meeting was held between the British delegation, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) representatives, the Ukrainian Red Cross, the British Red Cross, Mercy Corps and the Social Perspective NGO.
At the round table, the participants discussed humanitarian aid to the war-affected population of Ukraine, in particular, those who suffered from the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station. As part of this cooperation, the UK pledged £10 million ($12.4 million) for the relief and assistance carried out by the Ukrainian Red Cross.
The Ukrainian Red Cross is the largest humanitarian organization in the country. Thanks to our extensive system of volunteers and staff, we are able to respond quickly to emergencies and help those who need support the most. Therefore, representatives of the Ukrainian Red Cross shared with the newly appointed Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom our experience in responding to emergencies, evacuating people from under fire, deploying aid to the sites of missile attacks, the difficulties of working in hot spots and responding to the large-scale environmental disaster that occurred as a result of the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station.
They also discussed the Ukrainian Red Cross’s assistance last year during the blackouts and this autumn’s activities to support critical infrastructure facilities and the extent of needs to achieve their power autonomy.
David Cameron thanked volunteers and humanitarian organizations for their important work, support and assistance to people in this difficult time.
We are grateful to the UK for supporting Ukraine!