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ÖBB RCG and Austrian Red Cross Support Ukraine Via Questionnaires

ÖBB RCG and Austrian Red Cross Support Ukraine Via Questionnaires
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23 / 12 / 2022

In addition to exporting grain, ÖBB Rail Cargo Group is also supporting Ukraine with a donation to the Austrian Red Cross for providing winter aid on the ground. Ten euros were donated every time a customer completed this year's customer satisfaction survey. The remainder was rounded up.

Ukraine’s critical infrastructure is increasingly being targeted with missile attacks. As a consequence, energy supplies have already been partially cut, which means that thousands of people currently have to endure winter temperatures that sometimes drop as low as minus 15 degrees in their often unheated homes. The days are short and the nights freezing cold.

The Austrian Red Cross has been a partner of the Ukrainian Red Cross for many years and is delivering humanitarian winter aid in Ukraine. Bombed-out buildings are being repaired as well as possible and made winter-proof, for example by fitting new windows. The Red Cross is also installing generators, distributing financial grants to host families and covering heating costs in emergency shelters. On top of this, they are deploying mobile health teams, distributing food vouchers, providing equipment for emergency shelters and implementing and further developing mobile care systems. Relief supplies such as extra warm winter blankets, hygiene packages and cooking utensils are constantly arriving in Ukraine from Austria. Furthermore, the International Committee of the Red Cross is working to restore the destroyed infrastructure to alleviate the suffering of the local people.

10 euros per questionnaire

The RCG presented the Austrian Red Cross with a donation of €5,000 to support the provision of vital humanitarian aid on the ground. The amount is based on the number of participants in this year’s customer satisfaction survey. As of 2020, we are donating €10 to the Austrian Red Cross for every completed questionnaire. The remainder was rounded up. This is our way of helping and doing good jointly with our customers.

1 million tonnes of grain transported out of Ukraine

In addition to the financial donation, the RCG has also been intensively supporting Ukraine since March with transport and logistics services for agricultural products. By the end of November 2022, the RCG had transported more than one million tonnes of grain out of Ukraine to Central and Southern Europe. Ukraine is the largest agricultural producer in Europe, which means that its agricultural exports are important for the entire continent and further afield.

Source: ÖBB Rail Cargo Group Press Releases