| 21 April 2024, Sunday |

US providing $205 mln in additional humanitarian aid for Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Friday that the US will contribute an additional $205 million in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.

The assistance “provides the people of Ukraine with critical support, including food, safe drinking water, protection services, education, livelihoods, legal assistance, accessible shelter, health care, and more,” according to a statement from Blinken.

The money also helps family members maintain contact if they been separated or displaced, he said. More than 6 million people have left Ukraine and more than 5 million have been internally displaced since Russia invaded in February 2022, Blinken said.

Washington has given more than $2.1 billion in humanitarian aid to help Ukrainians, Blinken said, urging other donors to help in the effort.

  • Reuters