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  • Humanitarian response in Ukraine discussed in Brussels: Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories

    On 16 April, the Fourth Humanitarian Senior Officials Meeting discussed humanitarian challenges in Ukraine.

    The meeting was opened by Janez Lenarčič, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, and Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine.

    Representatives of humanitarian organisations, donors and the Ukrainian authorities met to discuss how to provide effective aid in times of war.

    Among the issues discussed were funding for the current year and mechanisms of cooperation with local humanitarian organisations providing assistance.

    It should be noted that since the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022, the European Commission has allocated EUR 860 million for humanitarian aid programmes in Ukraine.

    In addition, more than 146,000 tonnes of aid, including medicines, mobile hospitals, shelter facilities, vehicles, school buses, firefighting equipment, etc. have been sent to Ukraine through the EU civil protection mechanism.

    “Thanks to the help of international partners, we continue to hold the humanitarian front. That’s why humanitarian funding is no less important in 2024 than in 2022,” said Iryna Vereshchuk.