Interior Ministry of Slovakia gives Ukraine humanitarian aid

13:09, 06 August 2008
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The Interior Ministry of Slovakia is to provide Sk6.5 million (?214,500) in humanitarian aid to flood-hit Ukraine, TASR-Slovakianews agency informs referring to the Interior Ministry`s communications department.

The aid will be made up of ten tents, five WB 30 DXE pumps and 5,000 sleeping bags. The materials were loaded on a vehicle at the humanitarian base in Limbach (Bratislava region) on Wednesday, and should be delivered on Thursday, August 7 to the Ukrainian regional offices for emergency situations in the city of Ternopil.

The Interior Ministry is providing the aid in response to a request from the Monitoring and Information Centre in Brussels.

The floods that recently hit Western Ukraine have caused the deaths of over twenty people and affected more than 40,000 homes.

TASR-Slovakia

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