04 May 2023

The USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA), at the request of frontline regional state administrations, purchased and delivered a total of 102 generators to meet the needs of communities in Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk and Kherson Oblasts. Donetsk Oblast State Administration received 53 gasoline generators, Zaporizhzhia and Luhansk Oblast State Administrations received 17 generators each, and Kherson Oblast State Administration received 15 generators.

“Generators are very much needed in the communities of Donetsk Oblast. Even now, after we have gone through a difficult winter, they will help to charge phones and boil water in case of shelling and power outages. We are planning to distribute them to Invincibility Points, and the rest will be in reserve until the next season with high heating needs, or we will send them to the liberated areas,” said Oksana Holovko, DOSA Investment Development Department Director.

On May 2, all the ERA-purchased generators were together delivered to a designated warehouse in Dnipro city and will be disseminated among communities of the below-mentioned oblasts to support recovery efforts.

Background: At the request of DOSA, LOSA, and ZOSA, ERA since November 2022, has provided essential items including canisters, large water tanks, chainsaws, fire extinguishers, rechargeable flashlights and tripods, motor pumps, radio stations, and portable speakers to these oblasts to help them manage emergencies that arise as a consequence of Russia’s shelling. The total amount of planned materials support assistance to the three oblasts so far is UAH 27 million.