The worldwide Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is establishing a logistical center in Budapest to transport assistance supplies to Ukraine in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion, and is preparing for an inflow of refugees, according to the German Red Cross on Friday.
“We are preparing a pretty massive operation,” Christof Johnen, chief of international cooperation at the German Red Cross, told Reuters in an interview, adding that the conflict’s complicated dynamics made planning a response exceedingly difficult.
“According to accounts, the battle has also impacted civilian facilities. People are uneasy, therefore they strive to conceal themselves. In formal shelters, but also in informal ones, such as basements, “Johnen stated.