help from the Saving Lives project

From the beginning of the war to this time, support has reached 400,000 Ukrainians

As part of the humanitarian project «Saving Lives», from the first days of the war until today, 400,000 Ukrainians in almost 70 communities have received support, informs Metinvest.Media. It is about food and hygiene kits, basic necessities, medical preparations, equipment and consumables, the possibility of undergoing rehabilitation and prosthetics.

First of all, it is about the cities of Metinvest’s presence, where employees of enterprises and their families, as well as forcibly displaced people, are supported. The company’s shelters and other shelters in Zaporizhzhia, Kryvyi Rih, Kamiansek and Pokrovsk systematically receive humanitarian cargo.

In addition, aid is delivered to united territorial communities where logistics are complicated – villages where mostly elderly people or families with small children live. Due to the lack of their own transport and the danger of war, they often do not have the opportunity to take care of themselves. In particular, at the beginning of the year, families with many children from several communities in Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovohrad regions will receive approximately 17,000 food kits.

Humanitarian goods from the «Saving Lives» project are also delivered to the frontline regions, where civilians who could not leave for various reasons still remain. In particular, these are approximately 2,000 residents of Avdiivka, who are forced to hide in shelters every day due to enemy fire. Employees of the Avdiivka coke plant deliver products, medicines and water to the warehouses. In addition, in Donetsk region, Metinvest meets the need for food for the most vulnerable categories of citizens – residents of Bakhmut, Kramatorsk, Pokrovsk and Volnovaha districts.

Assistance from the project also goes to regions beyond the presence of the Metinvest Group. For example, in the Odesa region, perinatal centers received a humanitarian cargo from «Saving Lives» – packages with baby food for babies. 50,000 liters of drinking water were delivered to the hospitals of de-occupied Kherson. Earlier, grocery kits were also delivered to the residents of the Kochubeivka community, which unites fourteen villages of the Beryslav district, to the Kherson region.

Metinvest, in coordination with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, created the humanitarian project «Saving Lives» at the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation. The initiative has also received wide support from the international community – currently approximately 200 businesses and organizations from different countries have joined it.

As GMK Center reported earlier, during the 10 months of the war, Metinvest Group allocated more than UAH 2.8 billion to strengthen the country’s defense capabilities, support employees and civilians. Within the framework of Rinat Akhmetov’s Steel Front military initiative, UAH 1.5 billion from the total amount was directed to the needs of the army, the company also established a systematic supply of necessary items to the front.