24/08/2022

Building a supply pipeline amid war

The war in Ukraine has taken an unimaginable toll on children and their families. Almost 1,000 children have been killed or injured, while 5.2 million need humanitarian assistance. The loss and separation of families has caused intense trauma. With the growing needs of children, comes the challenge to send emergency supplies that meets them.…, The evolving needs of children, In March and April, during the early stages of the war, one of the most pressing necessities in Ukraine was winter clothes, as harsh temperatures threatened the well-being of children caught up in the war. In the following months, as summer arrived, different needs emerged and the operation became more complex. Demand was constant for health kits…, Consistency of the most-needed supplies, Originally, UNICEF had a single supply route through Poland into Ukraine, where a warehouse was set up on the grounds of an old chicken factory in Lviv. The warehouse was to be temporary, but soon turned into a critical piece of infrastructure as the storage and collection point for supplies heading for children and families throughout Ukraine. “…, On the frontline of supply, The supply operation is not just about supplies, but the people that procure, ship and distribute them. UNICEF Supply Division has, since the beginning of the war, been sending warehousing and logistics specialists into Ukraine to support their colleagues to run a fast and efficient supply operation.   "We can’t just think outside the box, we must…