UK to provide relief aid to Ukraine's flood-hit west

02:05, 07 July 2020
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Ukraine's west was badly hit by flooding late in June / Photo from UNIAN

"The UK will provide £100,000 to help respond to devastating floods in Ukraine's western regions," the British Embassy in Kyiv said on Facebook on July 6. "This is in response to a call for help from the Ukrainian government to the international community."

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Besides providing immediate support with floods-related needs, the UK will also address the hightened coronavirus (COVID-19) risks amongst the local residents.

"Our response will include provision of hygiene kits and essential items as well as water and sanitation support. The funding will also be extended to medium-term recovery and will address priority needs," the Embassy said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, heavy precipitation in late June led to floods in Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Lviv, Zakarpattia, and Ternopil regions.

Three people died in Ivano-Frankivsk region. In late June, the government allocated UAH 672 million (about US$24.7 million) to overcome the effects of floods in western Ukraine.

Relief aid to Ukraine's west was provided by Sweden and Italy.

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