The UN has urged the donors to finance to the full extent the humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Shortly before, Spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarric stated that only $9 million out of $168 million were allocated for aid to the eastern regions of Ukraine, in other words, 5.5% as Voice of America reported.
According to Stéphane Dujarric, the recent attacks damaged the power lines near the South Donbas water pipeline. It disrupted the supply of water for over a million people in 50 settlements on either side of the contact line.
“Despite the fact that the power lines were repaired fast, we urge all sides not to attack the critically important infrastructure of water supply in the east of Ukraine…We also urge to provide unconditional access to (humanitarian) aid of people who need it,” Dujarric said.
This sum is a part of the commitment of the countries with the most powerful economies of the world to enhance the resources of the International Monetary Fund by $650 billion to provide more aid to developing countries to overcome the consequences of the pandemic.
As we reported, the European Union approved its humanitarian budget in the amount of 1.4 billion euros. It is noted that 28 million euros will be used to finance projects that are aimed at overcoming the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic and climate change in Ukraine, the Western Balkans, and the Caucasus.