UN and Red Cross to Provide USD 274 Million to Implement Humanitarian Projects in Donbas in 2017
The United Nations Organisation (UN) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will provide USD 274 million to implement humanitarian projects in the uncontrolled areas of Donbas and near the conflict line in 2017, Vadym Chernysh, the Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, says in the interview to the Interfax-Ukraine.
Germany to Appropriate EUR 2.5 Million Humanitarian Aid to People Affected by Donbas Conflict
The Federal Government of Germany will appropriate EUR 2.5 million for projects providing humanitarian aid to people affected by the conflict in East Ukraine, especially to most vulnerable groups of population, the website of the German embassy to Ukraine reports.
Ukraine Begins Implementing Emergency Loan Programme for Restoration of Eastern Regions
The EUR 200 million Emergency Loan Programme for the Restoration of Ukraine has started being implemented, Roman Chuprinenko, the European Integration Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine, said, the ministry’s press service reports.
European Commission Additionally Appropriates EUR 4 Million Humanitarian Aid to East Ukraine
The European Commission has additionally appropriated EUR 4 million urgent humanitarian aid to East Ukraine. The total volume of the humanitarian aid provided by the EU to Ukraine in 2016 has increased to EUR 26.4 million, the EU Representative Office to Ukraine reported on December 12.
Kindergarten Closed in 2014 Repaired in Luhansk Region
A kindergarten which was closed in 2014 has resumed operation in the town of Zolote of Luhansk Region, the press service of Popasna District State Administration reports.
Bridge between Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk Restored in Luhansk Region
On December 6, there was the grand opening of the restored bridge in Sievierodonetsk (Luhansk Region), which was damaged during the military actions. The bridge was restored under the financial aid from the EU as part of the project “Capital repair of the automotive bridge across the Siverskyi Donets River”, the press service of the EU Representative Office reports.
Launch of Ukraine Humanitarian Response Plan 2017 Announced
The Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine and a number of humanitarian organisations have announced the launch of the Ukraine Humanitarian Response Plan 2017, the ministry’s press service reports.
Rescuers Provided with 12 Operational Pyrotechnical Vehicles for Demining Activities in Donbas
The State Emergency Service of Ukraine has been provided with 12 new pyrotechnical vehicles for demining activities. The vehicles purchased by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) under the financial support from the Government of Japan were presented in the territory of State Fire and Salvage Unit No. 25, the press service of the State Emergency Service reports.