Contents tagged with Humanitarian Aid

  • UN wraps up Donbas food program

    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has decided to stop providing food and other humanitarian assistance to people of Ukraine affected by the Donbas conflict, as reported by a representative of the humanitarian organization.

    According to the spokesperson, the cessation of the supply of aid to the east of Ukraine in the next two months is due to a lack of funding for the WFP.

    According to the speaker, it has become increasingly difficult to continue implementing programs in Ukraine due to …

  • Switzerland sends 600 tons of humanitarian aid to the Donbas

    The Swiss Embassy in Ukraine has sent 600 tons of humanitarian aid to the uncontrolled territory of the Donetsk region, as reported the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine on their website.

    “30 trucks from the Swiss Embassy went through Novotroitske checkpoint to the uncontrolled territory,” the message on the web site reads.

    According to the information of the border guards, the trucks transported humanitarian cargo for residents of Donetsk region with a total weight of about 600 tons. …

  • DPR banned the activities of six charitable organizations in separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine

    The leader of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, banned the activities of the Pomozhem Humanitarian Center of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation in the areas of the Donetsk region controlled by the separatists, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    The Rinat Akhmetov Pomozhem Foundation is banned in the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic," he said at a press conference on Tuesday.

    According to the Donbas News, in addition to the Humanitarian Center, separatists also refused permission for the Danish …

  • Speratists have not allowed UN humanitarian convoy into the Donbas

    Separatist officials have not allowed humanitarian aid from the United Nations to enter into the separatist republic.

    This was stated by the press-secretary of the administration of the east region of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Oksana Ivanets, while on air with the 5 Kanal TV channel.

    According to her, 25 trucks were carrying building materials and medical supplies provided by the United Nations. They crossed the entry and the exit checkpoint Novotroitske, but they were …

  • Victims of the war in the Donbas require $214 million in aid from international organizations

    The Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons announced the launch of the 2017 humanitarian response plan for Ukraine. According to the Ministry, international humanitarian missions will implement measures to save people’s lives, including the provision of food products, basic necessities, clothing, accommodation, medical care, psychological assistance and basic education.

    The government plans not only to fund certain projects on restoration or development …

  • Estonia to allocate 575,000 euros for humanitarian aid operations in eastern Ukraine

    The Estonian Foreign Ministry will allocate €575,000 to provide shelter and basic necessities to the residents of eastern Ukraine, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    According to a representative of the Estonian Foreign Minister, “With the arrival of winter… the humanitarian needs are growing: there are not enough blankets, warm clothing, heating devices, there remains insufficient medical care and utilities, as well as access to organizations of humanitarian assistance for the civilian population …

  • Germany allocates an additional 6 million Euros for humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine

    The Federal Government of Germany has earmarked an additional 6 million Euros for humanitarian projects of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in eastern Ukraine for 2016-2017, the German Embassy press service reported. The stated aim of the project is the provision of food products to people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine and are in need of assistance.

    The project makes an important contribution to ensuring the survival of large numbers of internally …

  • US to provide over 28 million dollars in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine

    Nancy Jackson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and Rob Jenkins, Deputy Assistant Administrator for the USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, stated during a meeting in Kiev that the U.S.A. will provide an additional $28 million in humanitarian assistance to support those affected by the conflict in the Donbas and the annexed Crimea.

    According to them, this assistance will help to address the needs …

  • Finland allocates half a million euros for humanitarian aid to Ukraine

    The Ambassador of Ukraine to Finland, Andriy Olefirov, wrote on Twitter that Finland announced the allocation of half a million euros for humanitarian aid to Ukraine. "Today the government of Finland has announced the allocation of the next tranche of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 500 thousand euros," Olefirov wrote.

    Recently, the European Commission allocated a new humanitarian package worth 20 million euros to help people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …

  • Norway to allocate 4 million euros for humanitarian aid to Ukraine

    Norway will allocate about 40 million kroner (more than 4 million euros) for humanitarian aid to Ukraine.  This was reported on the 8th of February by the press service of Norway’s government.

    “The humanitarian situation in some regions of Ukraine is very serious.  Five million people need help, including 1.5 million internal migrants.  Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to the cold weather of winter,” said the State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, …