UK to provide GBP 8.5 mln to Ukraine for humanitarian assistance to Red Cross Movement, Ukraine Humanitarian Fund

The United Kingdom will provide GBP 8.5 million ($10.8 million) to Ukraine for humanitarian assistance to the Red Cross Movement and the Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund, the press service of the British government reported.

“Two years on from Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the UK has pledged GBP 8.5 million in humanitarian funding allocations to the Red Cross Movement and the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund,” according to a message posted on the UK government’s website on Saturday.

As noted, the funding will bolster the UK’s ongoing support for their work with local partners, providing emergency responses and vital humanitarian assistance across Ukraine. The message says that in 2024, “over 14.6 million people – about 40 per cent of the Ukrainian population – need humanitarian assistance. Millions have been left homeless, struggle without adequate access to water, food and electricity, and desperately need health, protection and other essential services and supplies in territories under Russian occupation.”

The British government’s press service specifies that over GBP 6 million ($7,61 млн) will support the Red Cross Movement’s neutral and impartial work, reinforcing their existing emergency response projects and their support to the most vulnerable in Ukraine. Another GBP 2.5 million will fund the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund, part of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

“UK funding supports ongoing emergency responses, preparedness activities and last-mile aid delivery in frontline areas where local communities have been most affected by recent attacks,” the message reads.

“Ukrainians are bravely defending their land against Russia’s brutal invasion, but the past two years of war have had a tragic impact on millions of people across Ukraine. Families have been separated, towns and villages decimated, and vital civilian infrastructure destroyed. The UK stands with Ukraine, and is committed to supporting the most vulnerable Ukrainians living through the horrors of this war,” said Foreign Minister David Cameron, whose statement is quoted in the message. 


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