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UN.org: UN convoys reach thousands affected by conflict in eastern Ukraine, but challenges persist for most vulnerable
22:09, 5 August 2016
UN.org: UN convoys reach thousands affected by conflict in eastern Ukraine, but challenges persist for most vulnerable

United Nations refugee agency have reached non-Government controlled areas in Luhansk

22:09, 5 August 2016

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For the first time in five months, convoys from the United Nations refugee agency have reached non-Government controlled areas in Luhansk, in the easternmost part of Ukraine, carrying much- needed construction materials, kitchen sets and items for use in winter for thousands of people affected by the conflict.

According to a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the humanitarian assistance is of prime importance as a tense and volatile security situation, compounded by restrictions on freedom of movement, have added to the hardships faced by the affected populations, particularly the elderly and persons with disabilities.

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“Two separate convoys of 25-trucks each travelled with support from WFP (the UN World Food Programme) and local partners to deliver supplies that will enable UNHCR to expand its shelter programme in the region,” William Spindler told journalists today at a regular press briefing in Geneva.

Read the full article here.

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