• Styliani Kampani | Communications Officer

Withstanding winter in Ukraine, during which temperatures drop as low as -20°C, would be challenging even without an ongoing war. As frequent attacks continue throughout the country, destroying homes, shelters and power grids, the need for warm clothing and household essentials is dire. This is especially true for vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) and war-affected individuals, for whom winter essentials such as bedding kits, blankets, warm clothing, and heating appliances are in high demand.

To meet these pressing needs, HITACHI Ltd, a Japanese multinational corporation, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) partnered to provide vulnerable Ukrainians the warm winter clothing they need. On 25 January, more than 2,500 specialized thermal clothing items were provided in-kind and distributed to IDPs residing in 23 different dormitories in Mykolaiv and Kirovohrad regions. 

"We are pleased to witness Hitachi's commitment to aiding the people of Ukraine in their time of need. Thermal clothing is essential for enduring the harsh winter temperatures and the unpredictable nature of heating due to power supply disruptions," stated Megumu Tsuda, General Manager of Sustainability Promotion Division, Hitachi, Ltd. 

This donation prioritized the most vulnerable collective centre residents, including the elderly, people with disabilities, orphans, and single-parent families.

SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals