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Lithuania allocated humanitarian funding to Ukraine

Created: 2018.07.01 / Updated: 2018.07.01 17:05

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocated EUR 50 thousand in humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The funds will be transferred to the United Nations (UN) migration agency, the International Organisation for Migration. This act is another contribution to the implementation of the Humanitarian Response Plan launched by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The Plan aims at allocations which are expected to reach USD 187 million in 2018.

The United Nations survey shows that 4.4 million people have been directly affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, 3.4 million people are in need of humanitarian aid, 10 315 people have been killed and 24 839 injured. 70 per cent of those who require humanitarian aid are the elderly, women and children. There are approx. 1.49 million internally displaced people in Ukraine who particularly rely on humanitarian assistance and protection. The International Organisation for Migration implements human trafficking prevention activities and cares for internally displaced people in Ukraine. IOM provides shelter, hygiene and sanitation items, rehabilitation and reintegration of those affected, their empowerment and other assistance.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has already allocated EUR 185 thousand in humanitarian aid to Ukraine, Yemen, Syria, Palestinian refugees, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2018.

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