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UN to increase financial aid for IDPs

Payments from the UN will embrace even more IDPs: 100,000 Ukrainians will be able to get them on a weekly basis. Photo: The Page

Payments from the UN will embrace even more IDPs: 100,000 Ukrainians will be able to get them on a weekly basis. Photo: The Page

In the coming months, UNHCR and partner organizations plan to provide financial assistance to the 1.3 million internally displaced people affected by Russia's invasion, nearly double the current number.

According to Victoria Andrievska, spokeswoman for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 300,000 IDPs have already got financial assistance from the organization.

Quote"The humanitarian situation in Ukraine is critical. A third of the people were forced to leave their homes. Currently, more than 8 million people are displaced within the country. This is the biggest displacement crisis in the world," Andrievska stressed.

In total, 16 partner organizations are involved in financial support for people, including the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Red Cross, the Danish Refugee Council, the Estonian Refugee Council, and the International Organization for Migration.

As Saviano Abreu, a representative of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, noted in a commentary to The Page, a total of more than 700,000 Ukrainians got financial assistance from the UN and its partner organizations. Given the growing needs, even more people will get financial assistance from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Quote"We have embraced more than 700,000 people and will increase this figure by 100,000 every week. Monetary aid is the most effective method of support, as people can decide how to spend money and buy what they need," Saviano Abreu said.

According to him, the UN and its humanitarian partners began raising money for aid to the citizens of Ukraine from the very beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion. At present, $1.3 billion, or 60% of the target amount, has been raised.

In general, according to the organization, 2.25 billion is required for humanitarian support to Ukraine.

The amount of monetary aid is calculated taking into account the subsistence minimum for April 2022, is 2,220 UAH per family member, and is intended for three months.

Other programs for internally displaced persons also work in Ukraine: 2,000 and 3, 000 UAH from the government to each adult and per child, respectively, the head of government specified.

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