Words by Smiley Team
FlixBus – one of Europe's leading coach companies – has been providing humanitarian aid since the attack on Ukraine.
Since March, it has provided transport for more than 20,000 refugees across Europe – including Poland, Romania, and Germany. "We stand ready to support the governments in their efforts to provide safe transport to refugees," said Daniel Krauss, CIO at FlixMobility.
FlixBus' employees and partners have been working continuously for Ukraine since February 25th. Within a few hours of the news of the invasion, the company offered additional connections from the Polish-Ukrainian and Romanian-Ukrainian borders, which are still in use today.
For refugees from Przemyśl and Rzeszów in Poland and from Suceava and Tulcea in Romania, FlixBus offers free rides, which are collected through an employee initiative and doubled by the management.
"With our large network and our hundreds of bus partners, we are able to mobilize up to 1,000 buses that can take people to places with enough housing," said Daniel.
FlixBus also transports relief supplies to the people in need. The company has delivered a total of 20 tons of relief goods to and across the Ukrainian border.
The green buses bring urgently needed goods as well as medicine, baby food, water and groceries to those who have been waiting there for days. "I am particularly proud of our team in these times," added Daniel.
"Whether it is the initiative to donate free tickets, to actively help on site or to collect relief supplies in our offices: Our team is showing full commitment."
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