The convoy with Ceccarelli Group trucks arrived in Romania

The first Italian convoy of humanitarian aid to assist the Ukrainian population fleeing the war arrived in Suceava, Romania this afternoon. The dispatch of medical material was arranged by the Civil Protection Department within the Union Civil Protection Mechanism and the transport, carried out on board 4 trucks organized by Ceccarelli Group, which left yesterday from the hub of Palmanova (Ud), was was organized by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.

This is the first load of aid, found thanks to the support of the Italian Regions and Autonomous Provinces, delivered from Italy to Romania and includes medicines, disposable gloves, syringes, needles, gauze, cannulas, painkillers, disinfectants, first aid kits and materials electro-medical devices such as lung ventilators, neonatal incubators, defibrillators, mobile radiographic equipment, anesthesia equipment, oxygen masks, transfusion systems, stretchers.

The head of the Civil Protection Department, Fabrizio Curcio, the European Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic, the Secretary of State of the Ministry were present at the arrival of the convoy in Suceava, where a European hub for sorting materials is operating. of the Romanian Interior and head of the Department for Emergency Situations, Read Arafat, the Italian Ambassador to Romania, Alfredo Maria Durante Mangoni.

“The delivery of this material represents only a first Italian response to the requests received through the European Civil Protection Mechanism. These first 4 trucks will be followed by another 13 in the next few hours and then 23 ambulances - explained Curcio -. We are facing a complicated situation which causes great concern. Hundreds of thousands of people, especially women and children, are crossing these territories, some will go away, others will remain, but they are still very many and arrive tired, destroyed by very long journeys. The system must be absolutely in solidarity with the border countries that have the burden of the very first reception and only if we are united will we be able to better deal with this humanitarian emergency ".

Special thanks to our partners, travel companions and in particular to our driver Eugeniu Harabagiu who led the solidarity consortium.