The Netherlands will allocate $5 million for Ukraine for strengthening security and settlement of the situation in Donbas within UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme, as the UN reported.
The project “Strengthening of the national and local ability for the effective provision of the security, justice, and services for re-integration of the victims of the conflict in the territories of Ukraine should be fulfilled during three years until the mid of 2022.
“The predominant focus of the project will be on improving security and the rule of law and strengthening social cohesion in government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. It will build on work done by the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme in previous projects to enhance stabilization and community security in these oblasts,” the UNDP reported.
Within the project, the cooperation with the local institutes responsible for the security and well-being of the citizens of the country’s east will take place; the cooperation of these institutes with local communities will develop. New mechanisms will be created and the old will be developed for the settlement of the conflict; the services for the re-integration of ex-military will be provided.
“Marginalized and disadvantaged segments of the population are the most affected by inefficient and opaque law-enforcement institutions and courts. This new component of the Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme, which is funded by the Netherlands, will improve community security, access to justice and policing, and will tackle complex challenges caused by the protracted armed conflict in eastern Ukraine,” UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine Dafina Gercheva said.
Earlier UN stated that 5 million residents of Ukraine’s eastern regions are suffering from armed conflict.