UN, partners seek USD 190-mn to help vulnerable people in Ukraine's east
UN, partners seek USD 190-mn to help vulnerable people in Ukraine's east

UNITED STATES: The UN and its allies are seeking USD190 million to help the most vulnerable people in Ukraine's east, according to UN humanitarians.

According to reports, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) focuses on the needs and protection of the 2.9 million people living along the "contact line" in Donetsk and Luhansk, while international attention is focused on the broader Ukraine-Russia tensions. With the USD190 million it seeks in the Ukraine humanitarian response plan for 2022, the office says it hopes to ease the suffering of the most vulnerable 1.8 million people on both sides of the contact line.

Intermittent combat erupts along a cease-fire line set after the easternmost Donetsk and Luhansk areas seceded eight years ago. They aren't recognised on a global scale.

"Our capacity to contact these folks is essentially determined by two variables," according to the OCHA. "First and foremost, we require safe and unrestricted access to all regions where humanitarian assistance is required. Second, we urgently require increased donor assistance and funding for our humanitarian response strategy." "The globally acknowledged principles of humanism, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence" guide the office's humanitarian work in Ukraine and worldwide, according to the statement.

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