UN to allocate $20 mln to meet urgent needs in Ukraine

UN to allocate $20 mln to meet urgent needs in Ukraine

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres announced on Thursday that the world body will allocate 20 million U.

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dollars from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), to meet the urgent needs in Ukraine.

“Today I am announcing that we will immediately allocate 20 million U.

S.

dollars from the Central Emergency Response Fund to meet urgent needs.

“We and our humanitarian partners are committed to staying and delivering, to support people in Ukraine in their time of need,” said the secretary-general.

He also said that, the UN staff are working on both sides of the contact line, always guided by the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality, humanity and independence.

“We are providing lifesaving humanitarian relief to people in need, regardless of who or where they are,” he added.

“The protection of civilians must be priority number one, International humanitarian and human rights law must be upheld.

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UN to allocate $20 mln to meet urgent needs in Ukraine

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