The journey has come to an end. The Catalan NGO Open Armsled by Óscar Camps, has docked at a port in the Odessa region (Ukraine) with 24 tons of food in an operation in collaboration with World Central Kitchenby the Spanish chef José Andrés.
“We have crossed the Mediterranean, the central Mediterranean, the Aegean, the Marmara, the Black Sea, and the Danube before reaching the last section escorted by the Ukrainian Army to guarantee our safety,” Camps said in a video posted on his Twitter account.
“We are ending the joint mission with World Central Kitchen after overcoming numerous technical, administrative, logistical and other adversities.” “But if you want, you can“, has added.
Open Arms has highlighted in a statement that continues with its operations by land and air in parallel and that this week they coordinated the seventh air evacuation operation, to date, from Warsaw (Poland) to Barcelona, Madrid and Buenos Aires and with 238 refugees on board, most of them elderly and women with children.
From the organization they have explained that in the last month they have put more than 1,500 people in shelters refugees and hope to organize new flights in the coming days.
The last chartered plane has been in collaboration with the Solidarity NGOan entity directed by Enrique Piñeyro, which makes a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft available to carry out humanitarian flights, together with the DKV Integralia Foundation, and different host entities such as the Guissona City Council, the Santa Clara Convent and Mensajeros de la Paz , among other.
In addition, affirm that since the invasion of Ukraine began, 29 trucks have been sent with more than 350 tons of aid humanitarian, with basic necessities intended for the civilian population: medicines and medical supplies, hygiene products and food for adults and children.
All solidarity operations are carried out under the coordination of the Ukrainian embassy in Spain and with the help of various associations.