14 million people in Ukraine in need of humanitarian assistance – UN

14 Million People in Ukraine in Need of Humanitarian Assistance - UN. Photo: WFPinUkraine

About 40% of the population of Ukraine, that is, more than 14.6 million people, need some form of humanitarian assistance. This was stated by Edem Vosornu, Director of Operations at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Ukrinform reports.

“The scale of humanitarian needs in Ukraine remains enormous. More than 14.6 million people – about 40% of Ukraine’s population – need some form of humanitarian assistance, 56% of whom are women and girls,” Vosornu said during a UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine.

She expressed her gratitude to donors who have already provided $541 million, which has enabled 3 million people to receive life-saving assistance in the first two months of this year. At the same time, the UN representative stressed that this covers only 17% of the $3.1 billion needed to meet Ukraine’s humanitarian needs and response under the UN 2024 plan.

In this regard, she stressed the urgent need for additional support for humanitarian operations in Ukraine and called on the international community to do everything possible to support the people of Ukraine.

As reported, according to the latest data of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), since 24 February 2022, more than 10.8 thousand civilians have been killed and more than 20.5 thousand injured in Ukraine as a result of the war. The UN notes that the actual numbers may be higher.

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