Contents tagged with humanitarian help

  • Germany allocates €6.5 million to support Red Cross humanitarian mission in Ukraine

    The Federal Government of Germany will give €6.5 million in financial support to the humanitarian activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Germany’s embassy to Ukraine told

    In this way Germany’s total financial contribution to the projects and activities of the ICRC in Ukraine in 2016 and 2018 will grow to €14.5 million.

    Germany gives financial support to numerous humanitarian activities within the framework of the project “ICRC – Aid, Protection, Prevention …

  • EU allocated an additional 4 million euro for humanitarian assistance in eastern Ukraine

    The European Commission has allocated 4 million euro of additional immediate assistance in response to urgent humanitarian needs in eastern Ukraine, as was stated by the press service of the EU representative in Ukraine.

    Thus, the total amount of humanitarian assistance provided by the EU in 2016 in response to the crisis, will reach 26.4 million euro.

    "The humanitarian aspects of the crisis in eastern Ukraine remain a priority issue for our program," Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for …

  • Representatives of a Czech NGO were expelled from separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine

    The Czech non-governmental organization People in Need (PIN) reported on its website that the self-proclaimed authorities of Donetsk revoked accreditation for the organization to work in the region. The representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic came to the local office of People in Need on November 26 to announce its decision.

    They didn’t give a reason for the revocation of accreditation. A warehouse belonging to the Czech organization containing humanitarian supplies …

  • The Kremlin declined to comment on bombing of UN aid convoy in Syria

    Russian or Syrian aircraft bombed aid trucks near the rebel-held town of Urm al-Kubra west of Aleppo on Monday, killing twelve people, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Reuters reported.

    The United Nations had announced earlier on Monday that aid including food and health supplies for 78,000 people was to be delivered to Urm al-Kubra.

    The UN and the Red Cross confirmed that the aid convoy had been hit.

    "We are deeply shocked that humanitarian workers and missions have yet …

  • Germany allocates 8 million euros in humanitarian aid to Ukraine

    The Federal Government of Germany allocated 8 million euros for humanitarian activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Ukraine, primarily to help Donbas citizens, as reported by the press-service of the German Embassy in Ukraine.

    "The aid is provided within the project ICRC Assistance, Protection, Prevention and Cooperation Activities in Ukraine 2016-2017. Germany has already allocated 7 million euros once this year to support the project. Now they decided to …

  • Switzerland sends humanitarian aid to the Donbas

    Two convoys with medicine and materials for water purification were delivered from Switzerland to the east of Ukraine, as announced by the Swiss government.

    As the government explained, a train carrying supplies for water treatment went from Switzerland to Donetsk on Sunday morning.

    "The goods are intended for water pumping stations in the Donbas region which provide drinking water to the population on both sides of the line of contact," the message states. In addition, medical supplies, in …

  • Germany allocates nearly 1 billion euros to help those affected by the war in eastern Ukraine

    Besides providing assistance to those affected in eastern Ukraine, the money will be spent on training for local government representatives

    As was reported on the official website of the German Embassy in Kiev, the German Government will provide Ukraine with a 900,000 euro grant for psychological assistance for those affected by the war in eastern Ukraine.

    In 2016 and 2017 German authorities are ready to support the "Malta Assistance Service" to extend its humanitarian projects aimed at …

  • UN seeks almost $300 million for 2016's Humanitarian Response Plan for Donbas

    2.5 million Ukrainians affected by the conflict in the Donbas region will receive humanitarian assistance in 2016.

    Agencies of the United Nations (UN), together with the Ukrainian government, have requested that donors donate $298 million to finance the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2016.  This was reported by the UN News Center.

    “Over nearly two years, the affected people, mainly the elderly and families with children, are trying to cope with the consequences of the conflict in …

  • UN Urges Rebel Leaders to allow Humanitarian Organizations in Donbas Region

    In his address to the UN Security Council on December 11th, the Director of Operations for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, John Ging, called on the pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas region to allow free access to humanitarian missions in the area.

    According to Ging, there are currently only two international humanitarian organizations that are allowed to operate in the regions of Eastern Ukraine that are controlled by pro-Russian separatists, the AFP …