Poltava hosted more than 113 thousand internally displaced people, of which more than 60 thousand children of different ages

Ferrexpo provided humanitarian aid for displaced people in Poltava region, press service of the company reported.

“As a result of military aggression, many citizens were forced to leave their homes and move to other regions of Ukraine. Poltava region has become one of such centers for refugees, and the regional center itself has received more than 113,000 temporarily displaced persons from Kharkiv, Sumy, Donetsk and Luhansk regions, of which more than 60,000 are children of all ages,” the statement said.

Poltava Academic Regional Theater has become a place of humanitarian assistance to migrants. The theater staff asked the management of Ferrexpo to provide the necessary things for families with children.

Ferrexpo responded and sent the relevant cargo to the humanitarian hub, including 20 cribs, 50 strollers, more than 1,000 packs of diapers, about 4,000 hygiene products, baby food and more. The total weight of the aid was over 5 tons, and the cost was UAH 550,000.

Earlier GMK Center reported that on March 7, Ferrexpo established a Humanitarian Fund to support the communities in which the group’s enterprises operate, as well as to help Ukraine as a whole and directed $1.5 million to it. After, the sum increased.

The company also donated 1 million UAH to provide the city of Mykolaiv which supply networks were damaged due to rocket fire, with drinking water.

Ferrexpo is a Swiss iron ore company with Ukrainian assets. It produces and exports high quality iron ore pellets for steel production. The group is the largest producer and exporter of pellets in the post-Soviet region.

In 2021, the company secured the production of commercial pellets at the level of 2020, 11.2 million tons.