Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has set up a mobile kitchen in the Ukrainian city of Lviv to distribute hot meals to people in need.
AFAD began offering free food to Ukrainians on Sunday, according to a statement from the organization on Twitter.
Earlier in March, AFAD said 23 trucks carrying humanitarian aid sent by Turkey had arrived in Ukraine, Moldova and Romania.
The Turkish Red Crescent (Kızılay) has also sent humanitarian aid trucks to Ukraine and set up mobile kitchens for residents.
Aid agencies continue to step up efforts to provide much-needed relief to civilians affected by fighting in Ukraine, as well as to the more than 3 million refugees who have fled the country since the conflict began. Rzeszow, the largest city in southeastern Poland, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the Ukrainian border, has become a humanitarian aid hub for the region. By road and air, aid supplies – including food, blankets, solar lamps, warm clothes, mattresses, jerrycans and plastic sheeting – continue to arrive at a huge warehouse run by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), next to the airport outside Rzeszow.
While Turkey has maintained its neutral stance regarding the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war, the country has also reiterated its support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity.