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EU allocated over €26 million to aid Eastern Ukraine in 2016
15:15, 12 December 2016
EU allocated over €26 million to aid Eastern Ukraine in 2016

The European Commission gave another four million euros for urgent humanitarian needs in the East

15:15, 12 December 2016

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The European Commission has allocated another four million euros for urgent humanitarian needs of the Eastern Ukraine. Thus, the total amount of humanitarian aid of EU to Ukraine reached 26.4 million euros in 2016. This was announced by the press service of the EU Delegation to Ukraine.

"These additional funds will help thousands of people in need of urgent help to be able to live decently in the coldest months of the year," the European Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis response Christos Stylianides said.

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EU assistance will be given through partner humanitarian organizations that provide vital humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable and most affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine people. In particular, it’s about food, water, shelter provision, psychosocial support and other immediate assistance, including coal for heating. Special emphasis will be placed on protecting the population, as well as the urgent need for health care, mobile clinics, vital medicines and specialized medical care, it was reported.

As it was reported earlier Canada will give $8 million to Ukraine for police development in 2017. Most of these funds are to be used for training of Ukrainian officers by experts and trainers of Canadian police.

Related: US Congress approved defense budget involving $ 350 million military assistance to Ukraine

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