U.S. allocating another $28 mln in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine
The U.S. Government is providing another $28 million in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, according to Nancy I. Jackson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration who spoke at a Kyiv briefing today, May 20.
“The continued support from the international community is critical to sustaining Ukraine’s response to this crisis,” said Nancy Jackson.
“That is why today, we are very pleased to announce that the United States is providing an additional more than $28 million in humanitarian assistance. This brings the total amount of humanitarian aid from the United States to more than $112 million since the start of this crisis,” she said.
“This funding will help hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people. It includes more than $11 million from the State Department to support the activities of the international organizations that are providing much needed medical supplies, blankets, hygiene items and food. The assistance announced today will meet the basic survival needs for thousands of vulnerable people. It will also improve access to healthcare services and will provide resources to aid in the prevention of and the response to gender-based violence,” the official said.
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The sum includes $5 million to support the immediate food and nutritional needs of vulnerable people, displaced or otherwise affected by this conflict.
Read alsoLike Syria, Iraq: Ukraine among record-breakers by number of IDPsIt also includes $12 million to support the efforts of international and local non-governmental organizations to provide humanitarian assistance through emergency and transitional shelter for those in need, cash grants to meet individual family needs, early livelihood support, to restore household incomes, psychological and social support for those traumatized by the experience of war, especially children$ clean water and sanitation repairs, and non-food items such as basic household goods to those who have lost everything.