From November 2022 until the beginning of January 2023, IOM in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic delivered non-food items such as beds, blankets, hygienic items and heaters that will serve in case of the activation of the contingency plan of the Ministry of Interior.
Based on the plan, adopted by the Slovak government in Autumn 2022, the Ministry of Interior prepares the capacities in order to be able to react on a potential future influx of people fleeing the war in Ukraine.
IOM delivered the material aid to a warehouse of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak republic near Kosice. Photo © International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2023.
IOM donated 300 folding beds, 10,080 blankets, 9,926 personal hygienic supplies, 80 electric heaters, 15,000 heatshield aluminum and thermal blankets, and more than 40,000 items of winter clothing. Access to material aid is one of the objectives of the contingency plan.
In case the contingency plan is activated, the beds and heaters will be used in the tents and facilities run or coordinated by the Ministry of Interior. Blankets and clothes will be provided directly to people fleeing the war.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, IOM has been delivering humanitarian aid to various towns in Slovakia to help people from Ukraine who found a temporary refuge there.
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