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  • Since the beginning of war, 13.5 million Ukrainians have received humanitarian aid from international organizations

    Since the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion, international humanitarian organizations have provided assistance to 13.5 million citizens throughout Ukraine.

    In particular, 2.4 million people have been provided with shelter and basic necessities. About 630,000 people received clothes, heating devices and other goods necessary to prepare for winter. Water and hygiene items were provided to 6.9 million citizens; food – to 8.9 million; medical services – to 8.9 million. Cash assistance was provided to 4.3 million people. These data were released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

    The most active in supporting Ukrainians were UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM, WFP, OCHA, International Committee of the Red Cross, Ukrainian Red Cross Society, including within the framework of joint projects with the Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories.

    Thus, IOM and OCHA provide cash assistance to residents of the de-occupied territories. According to the latest data, more than 61,000 citizens have already received it.

    Having responded to the call by the Ministry, a number of international organizations have also arranged the supply of all necessary items to the de-occupied territories. UNHCR sends humanitarian aid, food, water, medicines, hygiene products. WFP – products for people with limited mobility. OCHA – construction materials to repair destroyed houses, and generators.

    A joint humanitarian project of the Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories and UNICEF is underway to provide warm clothes for children of internally displaced persons, residents of the frontline areas and newly liberated territories.

    In autumn, thousands of families with children received sets of demi-seasonal clothes. Now, winter clothes are being delivered: 1,500 sets have already arrived in Kherson, another 3,000 have been sent to de-occupied settlements of Mykolaiv region.

    “Ukraine has faced challenges of unprecedented scale. The world has never seen anything like this. It is not only the war on the frontline – millions of civilians had to leave their homes. This is an energy and infrastructure war on the threshold of winter. We need total support of international partners – and we are receiving it. This is a joint struggle of the civilized world against darkness. Almost every third Ukrainian has already received assistance. We are sincerely grateful for this. We will survive only together!” said Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk.