The European Commission announced today an additional 8 million euro to counter ongoing conflict in the east of the country. This funding brings EU humanitarian allocation to Ukraine in 2019 to 23 million euro.
With the new funding, the EU will support conflict-affected civilians in non-government and government controlled areas, primarily those living along the line of contact, with heating during the harsh winter, as well as access to water. It will also help repair healthcare facilities and schools damaged during the hostilities, facilitate access to healthcare services and supply medical equipment and medicines.
The EU humanitarian assistance is channelled via UN agencies, NGOs, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.