Yelchenko: about 4% of Ukrainians became IDPs due to Russian aggression

The diplomat urged international financial organizations to redouble their efforts to implement the revenue plan to eliminate the consequences of the Russian invasion
09:31, 24 October 2017

UKR Mission to UN Twitter

Due to the aggression of Russian Federation, Ukraine is experiencing the most serious humanitarian situation since independence its in 1991. Such a statement was made by Ukraine's permanent representative to the United Nations Volosymyr Yelchenko at a briefing on humanitarian situation in Ukraine, the Ukrainian mission to the UN said in its official Twitter.

"As a result of the Russian armed aggression, Ukraine has been experiencing the most serious humanitarian problem since 1991. About 1,6 million Ukrainians were forced to leave their own homes and register as internally displaced persons, which is 4% of the total population of Ukraine," the Ukrainian diplomat said.

Also at the briefing, Yelchenko thanked the international partners for participating in the development of the Humanitarian Response Plan for the situation in Ukraine and called on the donors to redouble their efforts to implement the plan.

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As it was reported earlier this year Germany is to allocate $1 million for the humanitarian aid by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (the UNHCR), as Ernst Reichel informed.

It is noted that the help is directed to the needs of people, who require special protection, and suffer substantially because of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine: people with disabilities, IDPs, etc.

As it was reported earlier, more than 1,5 million of internally displaced people are still struggling in Ukraine, as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) informs.

Many of the displaced people can’t find employment and adequate accommodation, and the conflict has been going on for four years, the message notes.

The UNCHR is concerned over the civilians' freedom of movement, particularly while crossing the conflict line. Just in a month, over 1 million of people crossed the dividing line in Eastern Ukraine.

Related: EIB to allocate 11.7 million dollars to support IDPs in Ukraine

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