Ukrposhta and Belgian Post deliver 40 tons of humanitarian aid from Belgium to Ukraine


Belgian Post bpost has launched a campaign to collect humanitarian aid for Ukraine from the population in its 657 post offices. Today Ukrposhta delivered the first delivery from Belgium Post - 40 tons of humanitarian aid. The transshipment took place at the Romanian border thanks to the help and assistance of the Romanian Post. 20 tons of food and hygiene products, as well as 20 tons of necessary medical supplies, are already on their way to the Kyiv region, East and South of Ukraine. Food and care products will be donated to defenders, organizations dealing with children, and the elderly, as well as distributed to internally displaced persons. Medical supplies were purchased by a charitable foundation in Belgium according to the needs of specific hospitals and are being sent to them by targeted delivery.

"Thanks to the fact that since the beginning of the war, Ukrposhta has been asking member countries of the Universal Postal Union for support, today we have it from many of the world's Posts, expressed in real actions. Another 40 tons of humanitarian aid are hundreds of lunches for people from the most difficult regions and medical supplies for the treatment of military and civilians wounded by Russian missile attacks. I would like to thank my colleagues from the Belgian Post for organizing the collection and delivery of the aid and for sorting it into categories. This will significantly speed up the work and make it possible to reduce precious minutes and send aid immediately to the most affected regions of Ukraine. Here, the Belgian Post has shown understanding not only of the plight of Ukrainians because of the Russian attack, but also of the difficult logistical conditions. And for this I thank you separately," commented Igor Smelyansky, Director General of Ukrposhta.

The collection of humanitarian aid was organized by Belgium Post. It launched a campaign on national television with an appeal to help Ukrainians affected by the war and a list of products and items needed. Belgians who responded to the appeal brought humanitarian aid to Belgian post offices across the country.

"When colleagues from the Supervisory Board of Ukrposhta contacted me a few weeks ago, I had no doubts. Our DNA is to help each other and show solidarity - this is part of our social mission. We are well organized for this international humanitarian aid project, which we have deployed all over Belgium through post offices. Many bpost employees are willing to help your country, which is in a difficult situation, and shares my view that we need to do this. So I would like to thank my bpost colleagues and the people of Belgium for their support. We wish the Ukrainian people, especially our colleagues from bpost, a lot of courage and strength. Our hearts are with you," commented bpost group CEO Dirk Tirez.

BPost also sorted the aid with its own resources and sent it to Ukraine, where it had already been accepted by Ukrposhta and organized delivery within Ukraine. All 657 post offices of the Belgian Post were responsible for receiving the aid. The delivery was carried out by volunteer drivers from Belgium Post, who agreed to take the aid to the Ukrainian border.