Posts tagged as humanitarian aid

Lithuania sends humanitarian aid to US to help fight coronavirus

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Lithuania is sending protective face shields, disposable gowns, and other equipment to the US to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The government earlier this year provided 100,000 euros from its reserve for humanitarian aid to the US. The money was used to purchase supplies manufactured in Lithuania, including 11,400 protective face shields from Medienos Era, over 10,700 disposable isolation gowns from Interscalit, and over…

NATO could be used for humanitarian aid

Thursday, April 2, 2020

NATO foreign ministers will hold a video-conference meeting on Thursday to discuss how the Alliance could help countries cope with the  coronavirus   crisis. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius on Tuesday said NATO could help with human resources and transport. “I’m sure NATO must now provide full support to civilian institutions,” he told the Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday. Linkevičius also said that the NATO Response Force had…

Supporting Ukraine is within Lithuania’s security interests

Monday, December 10, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine. The purpose of the President’s visit to Kyiv is to demonstrate support to Ukraine. It is the first visit of a country leader after Russia’s illegal seizure of Ukraine’s naval ships in the Kerch Strait. The two Presidents attended the 11th Meeting of the Council of Presidents of Lithuania and Ukraine. Security situation in eastern Ukraine and the Sea…

In quake-hit Indonesia, thousands in need of humanitarian aid

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

In Lombok island, Indonesia, the number of the victims of the disastrous earthquake of the past weekend, exceeded a hundred with more bodies found under the rubble of buildings. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports on Wednesday, August 7, that a humanitarian crisis looms for thousands left homeless by the disaster in the rural area, where clean water, food, medicine and shelter are desperately needed. The representative of Indonesia’s disaster mitigation…

Lithuania allocates EUR 50,000 in humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The money will be transferred to the United Nations’ migration agency providing assistance to displaced persons from the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. “With this action, we continue contributing to the implementation of the plan for humanitarian aid to Ukraine, announced by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The plan aims at allocating 187 million U.S. dollar in 2018,” the ministry said. UN figures show that…