Italy to allocate two million euros of humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The money will be the aid for the citizens of the part of Donbas uncontrolled by Ukraine
18:08, 31 January 2018

Italy will allocate two million euros for the humanitarian aid for the Donbas citizens suffered from the military actions in the east of Ukraine as the press service of the Italian Foreign Ministry reported.

‘500, 000 euros will be allocated by the World Food Program for the supply of the food products and prime necessity goods; another 500 000 to be allocated by the UNICEF for the programs of ‘mine risks’. One million euros will be provided to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for the implementation of the projects in the healthcare and population protection spheres’, the message said.

Related: UN asks 187 million dollars for humanitarian aid to Donbas

Earlier Georgy Tuka, the Deputy Minister of occupied territories revealed the amount and what kind of the humanitarian aid was sent to the citizens of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

According to him, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation sent 720 tons of the humanitarian aid and laboratory for early diagnosis of tuberculosis among the population in 2016-2017.

Related: Red Cross sends 294 tons of humanitarian aid to Donbas

Switzerland sent 1, 635 tons of the chemical agents for water purifying, medical equipment and laboratory for early diagnosis of the causative agent of tuberculosis among the population.

Belarus sent four trucks with humanitarian aid in the sum of 59 tons, food products and sanitary products. Also, Lithuania sent 40, 000 euros to the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), including 38,000 euros for the implementation of ‘Capital repair in ambulatory’ project and 2,000 euros for the implementation of ‘Water Melody’ project.

Related: Switzerland sends $150.000 worth of humanitarian aid to Donbas

800 patients got the medical supplies for the continued treatment of HIV-infections from UNICEF and 500 patients got second-line TB medicine from the International Charitable Foundation ‘Alliance for Public Health’ and 210, 000 ampules of insulin were delivered to the hospitals of Donetsk and Luhansk regions by ICRC.

Earlier we reported that the World Food Program (WFP) of the United Nations stops its work in Donbas. 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.

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