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UN stops humanitarian aid to residents of Donbas

The decision was made due to a lack of funding
21:42, 20 January 2018

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The World Food Program (WFP) of the United Nations stops its work in Donbas. This was reported by the international analyst and former speaker of the OSCE observation mission in Ukraine Michael Botsyurkiv on the air of the BBC.

"I was told a few hours ago that the World Food Program is stopping its aid in the east of Ukraine, the only country in Europe that receives food aid," he said, adding that the decision was made due to the lack of funding.

It is known that from November 2014 to June 2017 the program provided food aid to 970,000 people in the zone of the escalation of the conflict.

"Diplomatic tools are exhausted, and creative approaches are not proposed in the crisis in eastern Ukraine. It is necessary that the parties fulfill agreements, for example, obligations to ban mines and so on," he said.

Last year, it was reported that the UN needs $187 million to provide humanitarian assistance to residents of Ukraine living in the conflict zone.

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