Cancellation of Humanitarian Assistance projects in Ukraine
Recent media speculation has questioned the cancellation of humanitarian assistance projects in Crimea. The school and hospital renovation projects in question were part of EUCOM’s HA program and would have been solely for the benefit of the local school children and community. Rumors that these projects were an attempt to establish a U.S. military base in the region are patently false.
Col. Martin, EUCOM J5 Strategy Division Chief, giving a speech at school #49 on their first day of school.  It is the largest school in Sevastopol with over 750 children in grades 1-12.  EUCOM committed $141,490 for renovations efforts including wiring, plumbing, painting, installing new doors and windows and other improvements of the interior of the two Ukrainian language classrooms, two boys' and girls' bathrooms, the school gym, locker rooms and a large school auditorium. Also LTC McCoy, ODC Chief; CDR Driscoll, Desk Officer; Jose Hernandez, NAVFAC HA Project Manager, local Ukranian authorities.
3 photos: Col. Martin, EUCOM J5 Strategy Division Chief, giving a speech at school #49 on their first day of school. It is the largest school in Sevastopol with over 750 children in grades 1-12. EUCOM committ
Photo 1 of 3: Col. Martin, EUCOM J5 Strategy Division Chief, giving a speech at school #49 on their first day of school. It is the largest school in Sevastopol with over 750 children in grades 1-12. EUCOM committed $141,490 for renovations efforts including wiring, plumbing, painting, installing new doors and windows and other improvements of the interior of the two Ukrainian language classrooms, two boys' and girls' bathrooms, the school gym, locker rooms and a large school auditorium. Also LTC McCoy, ODC Chief; CDR Driscoll, Desk Officer; Jose Hernandez, NAVFAC HA Project Manager, local Ukranian authorities. Download full-resolution version
Lieutenant Col. David Galles (third from right), Bulgaria Office of Defense Cooperation Chief, and Ms. Veska Maradzhieva (fourth from left), director, Day Center for Children with Disabilities and Day Center for Adults with Disabilities, mark the inauguration of a U.S. European Command-funded renovation of the center in Kazanlak by cutting a ribbon at the entrance March 24, 2014. The U.S. Government invested a total of $132,300 in this project under the Department of Defense's Humanitarian Assistance program. The completely renovated Center for Adults, collocated with a kindergarten for disabled children, accommodates a therapy room, psychological and social counseling spaces, a kitchen for developing useful culinary skills and a playground with specialized equipment. The facility will provide an environment to improve the lives of adults suffering from mental and physical impediments by aiding them in the development of various social skills for independent life.
3 photos: Bulgaria ODC opens center for adults with disabilities after DoD funding
Photo 2 of 3: Lieutenant Col. David Galles (third from right), Bulgaria Office of Defense Cooperation Chief, and Ms. Veska Maradzhieva (fourth from left), director, Day Center for Children with Disabilities and Day Center for Adults with Disabilities, mark the inauguration of a U.S. European Command-funded renovation of the center in Kazanlak by cutting a ribbon at the entrance March 24, 2014. The U.S. Government invested a total of $132,300 in this project under the Department of Defense's Humanitarian Assistance program. The completely renovated Center for Adults, collocated with a kindergarten for disabled children, accommodates a therapy room, psychological and social counseling spaces, a kitchen for developing useful culinary skills and a playground with specialized equipment. The facility will provide an environment to improve the lives of adults suffering from mental and physical impediments by aiding them in the development of various social skills for independent life. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Ambassador to Moldova William H. Moser and Singerei Middle School Principal Elizaveta Corciuc cut the ribbon to inaugurate the school's new bathroom facilities Nov. 17. The construction of this new bathroom facility is part of a larger project to renovate facilities at eight rural schools in Moldova serving more than 2,500 students and totaling more than $430,000. The Government of Moldova requested the U.S. Embassy's assistance with the water and sanitation situation in rural areas of Moldova and identified the schools in the most needy situations for renovation of sanitary facilities. About 95 percent of rural schools in Moldova have only outside toilets on the cesspool, with no access to water and adequate sanitation. With EUCOM HA funding, the Office Of Defense Cooperation and Bilateral Affairs Office have completed sanitation projects at schools in Singerei, Chiperceni, Molesti, Vulcanesti, Cazaclia, Congaz, and Besalma.
3 photos: U.S. Renovates Facilities in Singerei and Chiperceni, Moldova
Photo 3 of 3: U.S. Ambassador to Moldova William H. Moser and Singerei Middle School Principal Elizaveta Corciuc cut the ribbon to inaugurate the school's new bathroom facilities Nov. 17. The construction of this new bathroom facility is part of a larger project to renovate facilities at eight rural schools in Moldova serving more than 2,500 students and totaling more than $430,000. The Government of Moldova requested the U.S. Embassy's assistance with the water and sanitation situation in rural areas of Moldova and identified the schools in the most needy situations for renovation of sanitary facilities. About 95 percent of rural schools in Moldova have only outside toilets on the cesspool, with no access to water and adequate sanitation. With EUCOM HA funding, the Office Of Defense Cooperation and Bilateral Affairs Office have completed sanitation projects at schools in Singerei, Chiperceni, Molesti, Vulcanesti, Cazaclia, Congaz, and Besalma. Download full-resolution version
Col. Martin, EUCOM J5 Strategy Division Chief, giving a speech at school #49 on their first day of school.  It is the largest school in Sevastopol with over 750 children in grades 1-12.  EUCOM committed $141,490 for renovations efforts including wiring, plumbing, painting, installing new doors and windows and other improvements of the interior of the two Ukrainian language classrooms, two boys' and girls' bathrooms, the school gym, locker rooms and a large school auditorium. Also LTC McCoy, ODC Chief; CDR Driscoll, Desk Officer; Jose Hernandez, NAVFAC HA Project Manager, local Ukranian authorities.
Lieutenant Col. David Galles (third from right), Bulgaria Office of Defense Cooperation Chief, and Ms. Veska Maradzhieva (fourth from left), director, Day Center for Children with Disabilities and Day Center for Adults with Disabilities, mark the inauguration of a U.S. European Command-funded renovation of the center in Kazanlak by cutting a ribbon at the entrance March 24, 2014. The U.S. Government invested a total of $132,300 in this project under the Department of Defense's Humanitarian Assistance program. The completely renovated Center for Adults, collocated with a kindergarten for disabled children, accommodates a therapy room, psychological and social counseling spaces, a kitchen for developing useful culinary skills and a playground with specialized equipment. The facility will provide an environment to improve the lives of adults suffering from mental and physical impediments by aiding them in the development of various social skills for independent life.
U.S. Ambassador to Moldova William H. Moser and Singerei Middle School Principal Elizaveta Corciuc cut the ribbon to inaugurate the school's new bathroom facilities Nov. 17. The construction of this new bathroom facility is part of a larger project to renovate facilities at eight rural schools in Moldova serving more than 2,500 students and totaling more than $430,000. The Government of Moldova requested the U.S. Embassy's assistance with the water and sanitation situation in rural areas of Moldova and identified the schools in the most needy situations for renovation of sanitary facilities. About 95 percent of rural schools in Moldova have only outside toilets on the cesspool, with no access to water and adequate sanitation. With EUCOM HA funding, the Office Of Defense Cooperation and Bilateral Affairs Office have completed sanitation projects at schools in Singerei, Chiperceni, Molesti, Vulcanesti, Cazaclia, Congaz, and Besalma.

STUTTGART, Germany – U.S. European Command (EUCOM) works hand-in-hand with the Offices of Defense Cooperation (ODC) and Embassies of 17 countries in our area of responsibility to identify humanitarian assistance (HA) projects to benefit the civilian populace.

Recent media speculation has questioned the cancellation of humanitarian assistance projects in Crimea. The school and hospital renovation projects in question were part of EUCOM’s HA program and would have been solely for the benefit of the local school children and community. Rumors that these projects were an attempt to establish a U.S. military base in the region are patently false.

The projects were canceled due to the uncertain security situation in Crimea, which has deteriorated significantly due to Russia's military intervention, illegal annexation and occupation of that part of Ukraine.

The EUCOM HA program works with the Army, Air Force and Navy, who award, facilitate and manage our HA projects in Europe. The lead construction contracting agent for EUCOM’s HA program in Ukraine is from the U.S. Navy.

Humanitarian Assistance, under the purview of DOD, provides a valuable mechanism for geographic combatant commands to support partner nation governments’ initiatives for addressing essential needs of its civilian populace in areas such as health and education, and enhancing security and stability in the host nation or region.

Our HA activities address the basic humanitarian needs of the populace, including disaster risk reduction, mitigation, and preparedness; health-related projects and activities; education support; and improvements to basic infrastructure.

Working with Embassy Kyiv and the ODC in Ukraine for many years, EUCOM's humanitarian assistance efforts have been active throughout Ukraine and consist of projects such as building or renovating orphanages, schools, medical clinics, and community centers.

Over the past several years, EUCOM’s HA program has benefited thousands of men, women and children in our partner nations. We are proud of a program which has enriched the lives of so many people, enhanced security and promoted enduring stability.

Over the past several years, EUCOM’s HA program has benefited thousands of men, women and children in our partner nations. We are proud of a program which has enriched the lives of so many people, enhanced security and promoted enduring stability.

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