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.
The report says that these funds will be channelled to finance humanitarian aid of the World Health Organisation (WHO). “In this manner, the Federal Government is responding to the WHO appeal which focuses in especially urgent situation in the health sector in the area of the East Ukraine conflict. By using German aid, the WHO will procure vital medicines, vaccines, medical consumables and medicinal products, and distribute them among persons who need help and who, because of the conflict, do not have any access or limited access to medical aid and treatment”, the report says.
The WHO assistance directly covers almost 150 thousand people on both sides of the conflict line and includes, particularly, medical services and treatment of patients with acute and chronic diseases, as well as training and advanced training of medical staff, opening or extending of laboratories. The WHO coordinates these activities with the International Committee of the Red Cross, various non-governmental organisations and other agencies which provide humanitarian aid, as well as with Ukrainian public health authorities.