Ukraine urgently needs to adopt amendments for law on public organizations — activist Lipska
This step is important to prevent a crisis from occurring on December 1st and to pass a law on humanitarian aid. The bill is currently in its second reading in the Verkhovna Rada
Natalia Lipska, the leader of the Wings of Hope charity foundation, shared this information on Espreso.
“We have been in contact with the government. The resolution 953, which was recently adopted, reflects the changes suggested by volunteers and philanthropists. We successfully removed several aspects. However, we still have a month to make additional changes to the Law on Humanitarian Aid, Resolution 927 regarding the Registration of Humanitarian Aid, the recently adopted Resolution 953, and Resolution 728 related to asset write-offs. Currently, we cannot write off or dispose of humanitarian aid that has expired or been damaged during transportation. All of this needs to be completed in a month to avoid problems starting from December 1st. Our lawmakers, the Verkhovna Rada, and the Cabinet of Ministers are all working on this. Passing Law 9111 on humanitarian aid is currently in the second reading in the Verkhovna Rada. If it's passed on Monday with all the amendments proposed by public organizations, receives quick approval, and is promptly signed by the president, we can meet the December 1st deadline. If not, we can't. We're advising our associates to transport goods before December 1st or after the 15th,” she said.
- Starting from December 1st, Ukraine's public organizations and charitable foundations will need to use an electronic system for delivering humanitarian aid. However, volunteers haven't seen a test of this system yet.
- Public organizations will have to register in the system to receive aid.
- The problem will arise on December 1st when volunteers won't be able to provide any vehicles for the army.