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UN Aid to Donbas War Victims Exceeded $500 Million

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Since 2014, the United Nations has raised more than $500 million in humanitarian aid to the war-torn population in Ukraine.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine press service reported this, recalling the 75th UN anniversary.

“The UN Humanitarian response plan in Ukraine for 2020 stipulates to help more than 2 million citizens who suffered due to the hostilities. As of 22 October 2020, the UN has mobilised $82 mil for the plan’s implementation,” the statement reads.

The Cabinet of Ministers also informed that within overcoming the humanitarian consequences of the Russian Federation’s aggression against our country, Ukraine cooperates with the following UN agencies: the Office of UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the United Nations Development Program, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Children’s Fund, etc.

Besides, one of the core areas of co-operation between the Ukrainian government and the UN is to mitigate and minimise the Chornobyl disaster consequences. The UN General Assembly has accepted resolutions on this issue on a three-year basis since 1990 (the last approval took place in December 2019).

To recap, earlier it was reported, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, offered the United Nations an opportunity to develop the joint plan of the restoration of Donetsk and Luhansk areas. He also called on the participation in the project of Donbas providing drinking water.

Bohdan Marusyak

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