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A Further 10 Tonnes of Humanitarian Aid Sent to Lisbon

Tomorrow, the 14th of March, a third Ukrainian humanitarian aid consignment weighing 10 tonnes will be sent to Lisbon.  

Over the last 10 days, the logistical operation of humanitarian action promoted by the Association of Ukrainians in Portugal, in partnership with the Municipality of Funchal and the Sousa Group, will have seen three shipments of aid, including food, medicines and clothing sent to Lisbon. 

Responding to this, Valentyna Chan, the Madeiran representative of the Association of Ukrainians in Portugal, confirmed that the main priority lies within food donations including energy bars, biscuits, teas, canned foods, baby food, powdered milk , but also personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, body detergents, nappies (adults and babies), first aid kits (bandages, disinfectants, pain relievers), and pet food.

To this end, she has asked that goods be delivered to LOGISLINK-Cancela packaged into different categories, with each bag being labeled to help facilitate the sorting process. 

In a statement she added

“This humanitarian movement surpassed, in a short time, our best expectations, and the involvement of the Madeiran society in this campaign is so welcomed. Donations continue to arrive daily at LOGISLINK-Cancela facilities, through the contribution of anonymous, associations, traders, companies, schools, public entities and religious organisations.”

Aware of the importance of this action, as a way of trying to minimise the impact of the consequences of the military conflict on the Ukrainian people, the organisation of this action reinforces the appeal for the Madeirans to continue to support this cause.

The Association of Ukrainians in Portugal also highlights the “tireless” work of dozens of volunteers who, since the beginning of the operation, have been sorting donated goods and without which this initiative would be impossible to implement. They also thanked and praised the Sousa Group for their contribution and logistical assistance.” 

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