UAE ‘the first Arab country’ which will provide $5 million aid relief to Ukraine’s Humanitarian Crisis
UAE ‘the first Arab country’ which will provide $5 million aid relief to Ukraine Humanatarian Crisis
By Anatolia Report
Following the 24 February 2022, Russia’s assaults on multiple cities in Ukraine the humanitarian needs in Ukraine are expected to rise to unprecedented levels. The ongoing hostilities endanger the lives of civilians and cause severe damage to housing, water and electricity supply, schools, and health facilities. Many people have no access to basic needs.
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have already fled their homes. According to UN estimations, the number of displaced people could reach 7.5 million people.
The UAE will donate relief aid worth $5 million to Ukrainian civilians affected by the conflict, state news agency (WAM) reported on Wednesday.
The move comes in response to the UN’s urgent appeal for $1.7 billion to provide urgent humanitarian aid to Ukrainian civilians and refugees.
The UAE as a precursor is ‘the first country from the Arab world’ reiterated its commitment to the “principles of humanitarian solidarity” at times of conflict and reaffirmed the importance of guaranteeing the protection of civilians in Ukraine and of establishing safe passages to allow those who want to flee Ukraine to do so without any obstructions.
According to UN estimates, 12 million people inside Ukraine will need relief and more than four million Ukrainian refugees may need help in neighboring countries in the coming months.