Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center works to provide maximum assistance to all civilians of Donetsk and Luhansk regions affected by military actions. The Center has pooled the resources of Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, all SCM Group's businesses and Shakhtar Football Club. It was established on August 6 2014.
Programs and Activities
The Humanitarian Center provides regular deliveries of adult and children food packages to Donbas. The humanitarian aid is received by the most socially vulnerable civilians in non-government-controlled areas and on the contact line, and internally displaced persons.
Children from 0 to 35 months old are provided with food packages that meet the needs of the early years of a child's life. There are two types of food packages offered to babies from 0 to 11 months old: a set for nursing mother's support or a set of baby formulas (when artificial feeding). Children from 12 to 35 months old are gradually switching for adult nutrition and receive the corresponding food packages.
Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center is trying to help with medical treatment of the most vulnerable categories of Donbas civilians. Special attention is paid to helping children. There are five main directions in the Humanitarian Center's healthcare work:
- Targeted medical assistance
- Medicines for children
- Rehabilitation of injured children
- Cardiac care
- Birth kits
- Medical kits
In 2014-2015 at the initiative of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center 250 Ukrainian psychologists were trained in the "War Trauma" course. They were provided with master classes from the best experts of the world. The psychologists of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center worked in 11 regions of Ukraine. They helped in kindergartens and schools, public institutions, hospitals, shelters and specialized psychological centres. Psychological support was provided to 49,000 children and 6,000 adults. The Humanitarian Center completed an active phase of the project, but it will continue providing methodological support to psychologists by conducting trainings to improve their qualification. Two psychologists continue working directly within Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center. Their goal is providing psychological support and rehabilitation in extremely difficult, emergency cases.