Maintaining power supply
Electricity for Ukraine
Sub-zero temperatures outside. For several hours without heating. Sitting in the living room, a few candles around. Wearing winter jackets and a thick scarf. Cold hands trying to warm up over the small flame. No contact with the outside world as soon as the mobile battery is empty. Weeping children who are afraid of the dark. Spoiled food because the refrigerator does not work. No possibility to prepare hot meals or hot tea. Desperately waiting for electricity to work again.
This is the sad reality of people in the Ukraine. The war destroyed around a third of the power supply. There are many blackouts for hours throughout the day. No one knows how long it will take this time.
"Especially in autumn and winter, when it gets dark early, the blackouts impact people's lives. Everyday life can hardly be planned. It is impossible to have an appropriate daily structure that would support people in this difficult time," says our colleague Oleksii from Ukraine.
If the power supply collapses for several days, the water supply will collapse as well. Medical care in hospitals is then no longer possible. To keep up the critical infrastructure, we provide power generators.
Our aim is to keep the power supply running. Therefore, we procure power generators for the front line and for refugee shelters in western Ukraine.
- We have already provided 78 power generators.
- So far, the generators have secured the power supply of over 390,000 people.
- We also distribute emergency kits with thermoses, candles, flashlights and warm blankets to help people during the blackouts.