In Uzhhorod, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk held a meeting with representatives of territorial communities of Zakarpattia and international humanitarian organizations operating in the region.
During the meeting, she stressed that the past experience of international organizations was largely outdated. The existing algorithms of their work also often do not correspond to the scale of challenges and the pace of events. In fact, we are now creating a new experience and new standards of humanitarian response together with the international community.
The Deputy Prime Minister urged international humanitarian operators to pay attention to realistic project timelines and deadlines.
“You should give priority to quick-impact projects, set realistic deadlines, and strictly adhere to them. Timeliness of assistance largely determines its value,” noted Iryna Vereshchuk.
Furthermore, participants discussed the issue of arranging places of long-term accommodation for IDPs in the region. Unfortunately, the relevant projects are few and their implementation is too slow.
The Deputy Prime Minister called on international organizations to coordinate more closely with regional military administrations, be more practical, and avoid scattering efforts on minor or unrealistic projects.
“I do ask you to act faster! Deadlines! This is important! This is what matters!” Iryna Vereshchuk emphasized.