The following is attributable to spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:
Today, Administrator Power spoke with Maksym Dotsenko, Director General of the Ukrainian Red Cross, about the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine caused by the unwarranted and unprovoked invasion of the Kremlin.
The Administrator and Executive Director discussed various ways the United States can continue to support the Ukrainian Red Cross, including methods to improve distribution networks in the country to get critical supplies to those in need. most need. They also agreed on the urgent need for Russian forces to allow safe passage in and out of besieged cities through humanitarian corridors. The two spoke about the need to get medical assistance and supplies to Ukrainians and ways USAID’s Disaster Response Team (DART) could help increase the flow of humanitarian aid. essential for civilians inside Ukraine.
Administrator Power thanked Director General Dotsenko for the heroic work the Ukrainian Red Cross is doing under incredibly difficult and dangerous circumstances and reiterated the United States’ commitment to supporting this work.