The UN mission is seeking $3 billion in funding for humanitarian support to Ukraine in 2024, Saviano Abreu, the spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said in an interview with Ukrinform.
"(The level of aid - ed.) went down in Ukraine, but we cannot say there was not enough support. We required $3.9 billion at the beginning of 2023. We are now at about $3 billion funded, where $2.5 billion was given within the humanitarian appeal we have with the organizations in Ukraine – the UN and NGOs, local organizations, and international organizations.," he said.
Abreu highlighted the significance of the funding, considering the challenging global landscape marked by instability and various crises.
"The support to Ukraine is remarkable, and the amount of funding to support people suffering the horrors of the war still meets our expectations," Abreu said.
In 2023, the UN mission initially requested $3.9 billion for humanitarian aid in Ukraine.
The funding is crucial not only for addressing the immediate needs of the Ukrainian population but also for supporting individuals in areas currently occupied by Russia.
As per UN reports, more than 14.6 million people in Ukraine are expected to require humanitarian aid in 2024, constituting 40% of the population.
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