On February 24, 2022, Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine. By April 1, 2022, more than 4 million civilians had already left Ukraine, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency. In Moldova in particular, more than 390,000 refugees were already present on the territory. In response to this large influx, Moldova declared a state of emergency and said it faced potential security and economic burdens, with limited energy capacity to handle the rapidly growing population.
Electriciens sans frontières has therefore partnered with the Crisis and Support Center of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to support Ukrainian refugees in neighbouring countries, such as Moldova and Slovakia. Because the protection of human lives is the absolute priority, the mobilization of Electriciens sans frontières will be strong and long-lasting.
Further operational partners of Electriciens sans frontières include Enedis, Kohler, RTE, and the logistical support and coordination of the Red Cross Insertion.
With the urgency of the Ukrainian war, World Kinect Energy Services understand that renewable energy is a critical part of addressing basic needs of displaced populations. For earthday 2022, and in line with Kinect`s commitment to support the path to a more sustainable future for our global community, World Kinect Energy Services supports Electriciens sans frontières’ efforts to expand access to electricity and water for vulnerable people around the world, including Ukrainian refugees. We are honoured to partner with Electriciens sans frontières to help fight inequalities in access to electricity and clean water, and hope that everyone will help the project with additional financial aid and assistance.