• Ukraine gov’t, int’l medical group among latest foreign donors

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    Soldiers unload the relief items donated by the government of Ukraine

    Mactan City, Cebu: The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has received over the weekend the donation of Ukraine government for Typhoon Yolanda victims.

    These include 15,390 blankets; 8,338 water purification filters; 6,144 tins of stewed beef; 3,456 disinfectant tablets; 500 mattresses; 500 pillows; and, 21 electric generators with lighting equipment and cable network.

    Butrymovych Mychailo Konstyantynovych, deputy director of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, flew via an Ilyushin II-76 cargo aircraft from Kiev to Mactan Air Base in the city to personally bring the relief items

    Also, the International Medical Corps (IMC) has given $28,470-worth of medical supplies consisting of water purification tablets, water bags, and other medical items.

    “Part of the donations were provided by our partners such as the MAP International, Heart to Heart International, and AmeriCares,” Marin Tomas, Global Logistics manager of IMC, said.

    Tomas added that IMC is also purchasing medicines locally to supplement those that they brought in.

    A DSWD social worker processes the donation of the International Medical Corps at the One-Stop- Station at Mactan Airbase

    A DSWD social worker processes the donation of the International Medical Corps at the One-Stop- Station at Mactan Airbase

    The group has also sent medical teams to Tacloban City and Tanauan in Leyte, Guiuan in Eastern Samar, and Roxas City in Capiz as well as to evacuation centers in Cebu to attend to victims needing medical help.

    “This is in partnership with Medical Teams International, Stanford University and Harvard University,” he continued.

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