The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, announced on Saturday that the United Nations will launch an appeal on Monday for funding for its humanitarian operations in Ukraine.
In a telephone interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the UN Secretary-General expressed the United Nations’ determination to strengthen humanitarian assistance in the eastern European country, a statement issued by the organization said.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations on Friday appointed Sudan’s Amin Awad, the UN Coordinator for the Crisis in Ukraine, to lead the humanitarian response there.
He noted that the United Nations is currently intensifying the provision of life-saving assistance in Ukraine, including in the eastern part of the country, on both sides of the line of communication.
The multilateral organization also called for “safe and unhindered access” to humanitarian aid in Ukraine.
For his part, the head of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, announced on his Twitter account, Saturday, that “more than 150 thousand Ukrainian refugees have now crossed into neighboring countries, half of them in Poland and many of them in Hungary, Moldova, Romania and abroad.”
“Displacement in Ukraine is also increasing, but the military situation makes it difficult to estimate numbers and provide assistance,” he added.
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