Ukraine: EU boosts humanitarian assistance and recovery aid to €32 million
EU News 457/2014
Brussels, 12 November 2014
The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian assistance and recovery aid to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable and conflict-affected populations in Ukraine.
The EU is providing an additional € 3.3 million to help the most vulnerable population affected by the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine to meet their basic needs and prepare for the approaching winter. This increases the Commission's humanitarian funding to €11.05 million since the beginning of the crisis. This assistance will address the most acute needs through the provision of shelter, food and non-food assistance, health services and protection.
A further € 4.5 million is being provided to meet the recovery and integration needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities as well as to promote confidence-building. Particular focus is given to supporting small-scale community development projects (schools, medical facilities) to alleviate tensions as well as on promoting reconciliation through inclusive community dialogue. Income-generating activities to support livelihoods are also prioritised alongside technical assistance to facilitate the roll-out of the national IDP registration system.
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