Brussels discussed the humanitarian response in Ukraine

Опубліковано 17 April 2024 року, о 9:52

On April 16, the European Union’s top humanitarian officials met to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

The meeting was inaugurated by EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič and Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk.

A meeting was held between representatives of humanitarian organizations, donors, and Ukrainian authorities to discuss the most effective ways to assist in times of war.

The meeting agenda included a discussion of funding for the current year and mechanisms for cooperation with local humanitarian organizations.

It should be noted that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of russia in 2022, the European Commission has allocated 860 million euros for humanitarian aid programs in Ukraine.

Furthermore, over 146,000 tons of aid, including medicines, mobile hospitals, shelter facilities, vehicles, school buses, firefighting equipment, and more, were dispatched to Ukraine via the EU civil protection mechanism.

“Thanks to our international partners, we’re still helping people. That’s why humanitarian funding is as important in 2024 as it was in 2022,” said Iryna Vereshchuk.