UN intends to raise $162 mln over 1 year for humanitarian assistance to people of Donbas
KYIV. Feb 13 (Interfax) - The United Nations has founded the "Ukraine Humanitarian Pooled Fund," which requires $162 million to provide assistance to residents of eastern Ukraine who are suffering as a result of the military conflict on both sides of the division line.
"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," Ursula Mueller, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said in a statement.
The total funding required for humanitarian aid to residents of eastern Ukraine who are suffering because of the military conflict on both sides of the division line is $162 million, she said.
"The plan is focused on protection of affected people and on restoring their access to livelihoods, essential services and critical structures," the diplomat said.