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Ukraine - 13.01.2023

Call for cities and regions to provide generators for Ukraine
The European Commission and the Committee of the Regions have launched a humanitarian appeal to European cities and regions. Responding to an urgent request from the Ukrainian Government, they call on a joint effort to send energy supplies to Ukraine.

The escalation of Russian attacks on civilian infrastructures and residential buildings has deeply impacted the Ukrainian energy network. In consequence, only 70% of peak demand power can be covered, leaving millions of people without electricity and water in the middle of winter. To strengthen the humanitarian action of Member States and private donors, the Commission is now calling on European regions and cities to provide further assistance. 

Cities and regions can make donations of energy items both new or old, in particular power generators and heaters. The transport costs to the new "rescEU energy” hub in Poland are co-financed by the Union budget. For more information, donors are invited to contact the European Commission.

The European Commission has already been facilitating donations of energy equipment and fuel through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM). So far, they have delivered over 55,000 energy items, including 775 power generators, provided by the Member States and private donors. As cities and regions will join this common effort, more energy infrastructure will be preserved and restored, helping millions of people regain access to water and electricity.
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