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Emergency supplies arrive in Ukraine / MCC staff Nadiya

Relief, development and podcast

Release Date: 08/04/2022

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It’s been over five months since the Russian military invaded Ukraine and, because of the war, supply chains in-country have been disrupted. Many essential items are difficult to find. 

Recently, a shipment of emergency supplies sent from the United States and Canada arrived in Ukraine and are being distributed to the people who need it most.

Today on the show, MCC staff Nadiya (full name not used for security reasons) shares an update on MCC's response in Ukraine and answers some frequently asked questions about the recent supply shipment.

Full transcript available here: https://mcc.org/sites/mcc.org/files/media/episode_30-emergency_suppies_arrive_in_ukraine.pdf