UN: More than 4 billion dollars needed to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

The United Nations has announced that more than 17 million people have been in need since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, and nearly 4.3 billion dollars are thus needed to respond to the worsening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. .

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), this is an increase of more than two billion compared to the appeal already revised last April, and the amount has thus increased from 2, $25 billion to $4.3 billion.

This funding will allow humanitarian organizations to continue to provide critical aid and protection services to people in need until next December, the UN agency said in a statement, while calling on the international community to continue supporting the rescue operations in Ukraine.

For the UN humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine, Denise Brown, quoted in the press release, “the reality is that more people need support”.

On April 26, the United Nations had already doubled its emergency appeal to bring humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The total had thus risen to 2.25 billion dollars, more than double the amount requested (1.1 billion dollars) during the appeal on March 1, a few days after the start of the conflict.

On the ground, intense hostilities since the start of the conflict on February 24 have left at least 17.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. This is an increase of about 2 million people from April.

“We are concerned that the situation will worsen further during the winter, as more people are likely to be displaced from areas where they cannot access gas, fuel or electricity to heat their homes,” Brown added. . For UN humanitarian agencies, helping people during the harsh winter season is one of the priorities for the coming months.


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