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UN establishes Humanitarian Pooled Fund for Donbas victims

In 2019, the UN needs $162 million to provide aid to 2,3 million people
12:19, 13 February 2019

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The UN has established Ukraine Humanitarian Pooled Fund to provide aid to Donbas people suffering from the conflict, as Ukrinform reported, citing UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller.

 “We are establishing an innovative funding mechanism to support the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) efforts—the Ukraine Humanitarian Pooled Fund—to address acute needs that are least funded. I welcome the contributions made by donors to this Fund. I urge others to join,” Mueller said.

According to UN Assistant Secretary-General, the organization needs $162 million to provide aid to 2,3 million people in 2019.

Related: Ukraine is among top-25 UN member states which paid contribution in time

Besides, the Ukrainian fund is the part of the so-called Country-based Pooled Funds, which urge the donors, such as governments, international and non-governmental organizations, to contribute to support people suffering different conflict all over the world.

“Today’s discussion gives us an opportunity to once again draw attention to the humanitarian consequences of the conflict. As long as political discussions continue, we should not forget the human face of this crisis and its impact on the civilian population, ordinary people who experience its consequences every day,” she said.

As we reported the UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine took place on February 12, 2019, due to the fourth anniversary of the Minsk Agreements.

Related: EU to allocate $4,5 million for humanitarian aid for Donbas residents

Besides, France, Germany, Poland, Belgium and the United Kingdom together with Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden expressed their full support to Ukraine as they approached the media with a joint statement prior to the UN Security Council session.

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