Amazon establishes humanitarian aid hub for Ukrainian refugees in Slovakia

Amazon has launched a logistics center for humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees. The company has re-equipped its 5,000 square meters warehouse in Slovakia, previously used for customer fulfillment. This is the largest such hub Amazon has ever built, the official statement says.

How does the Amazon humanitarian aid hub work

  • A network of Amazon fulfillment centers across Europe is now preparing and delivering more than four million critical supplies donated by both Amazon and its customers—including shelter materials, hygiene items, blankets, and clothing.
  • For those who want to help, Amazon has compiled lists of essential goods from Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
  • After that, the Amazon Transportation Services team is shipping them to the new hub in Slovakia.
  • From Slovakia, the humanitarian aid will be distributed throughout Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Moldova, and the Czech Republic to quickly help Ukrainian children and families in need.
  • The distribution is carried out through charitable organizations Save The Children, the International Federation of Red Cross, and Red Crescent Societies.

AIN.Capital reminds that Amazon and AWS do not have data centers, infrastructure, or offices in Russia, and also adhere to the policy — not to do business with the Russian government.