EU allocates EUR 50M in additional humanitarian aid to Ukraine
As Ukraine continues to fight against Russia's unprovoked invasion and Russian troops continue to launch missile attacks and bomb Ukrainian cities and villages, killing civilians and destroying critical civilian infrastructure, the EU has allocated an additional EUR 50 million in humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable groups in all regions of Ukraine.
That's according to a statement posted on the website of the European Commission, Ukrinform reports.
"The EU is allocating a further EUR 50 million in humanitarian funding to support the people affected by Russia's war on Ukraine, including EUR 45 million for humanitarian projects in Ukraine and EUR 5 million for Moldova. This brings the EU's total humanitarian aid funding in response to the war to EUR 143 million. This funding is part of the EUR 1 billion support package pledged by the European Commission at last week's global pledging event 'Stand Up For Ukraine'," the statement read.
This new funding will address the most pressing humanitarian needs by providing emergency medical services, access to safe drinking water and hygiene, shelter and protection, cash assistance, and support against gender-based violence.
"With millions of people on the move or trapped in active war zones, the needs in Ukraine are already massive. Now, we need to be prepared for a further increase in Russia's ruthless attacks on Ukraine, notably in the east. With this additional EUR 50 million the EU continues to rapidly make available humanitarian funding to its partners in order to further scale-up the assistance. It will help people in hard-to-reach areas who are cut off from access to healthcare, water and electricity, and those, who have been forced to flee and leave everything behind. Ukraine, we are with you," said Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič.