Government of Japan provides $13.64 million to support conflict affected population in eastern Ukraine
KYIV, Ukraine, 27 May 2016 (UNHCR) – In 2016, the Government of Japan, the Government of Ukraine, the United Nations in Ukraine, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will undertake joint efforts to provide life-saving humanitarian aid, and more medium to long-term recovery assistance to people living in conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine. Nine projects are funded by the Government of Japan totalling USD 13.64 million.
On 24 May 2016, UNHCR representatives met with the Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Rights of People with Disabilities, Mr. Valeriy Sushkevych. During the meeting, it was noted that IDPs with disabilities are the most discriminated. The parties agreed on the situation with securing rights of IDPs with disabilities needs to be improved.
GENEVA, Switzerland, 2 May 2016 (UNHCR) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of Academy Award winning actor Cate Blanchett as a global Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement comes as Blanchett returns from a mission to Jordan to witness the ongoing humanitarian operation for people displaced by the conflict in Syria. She met Syrian refugee families to hear first-hand about the perilous journeys they had undertaken and the daily challenges they face.
KYIV, Ukraine, 6 May 2016 (UNHCR) – German Federal Government contributed the amount of EUR 2 million to the UN Refugee Agency in order to support its project "Humanitarian assistance and protection for IDPs and other vulnerable persons affected by the crisis in Ukraine". The provided funds will be used to satisfy the needs of the most vulnerable conflict affected population on the both sides of the contact line. In 2015, Germany allocated EUR 4 million to this project run by the Agency and aimed at providing support to internally displaced people (IDP).
KYIV, Ukraine, 21 April 2016 (UNHCR) - The UN Refugee Agency together with Book Arsenal organizes the Second Charity Book Drive for displaced people and communities in Eastern Ukraine. The book drive will take place in the framework of the largest book industry fair on 20 – 24 April 2016 as part of the Mystetskiy Arsenal Charity Project.
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