: Germany to offer major financial aid to Ukraine

17:36 Jun. 13, 2016

Germany to offer major financial aid to Ukraine

Tatyana Belash holds her 3-year-old daughter Zlata as she sits in the underground shelter in the town of Popasna, Ukraine. (AP Photo)

Berlin promises to allocate EUR 6 million to help internally displaced people from Donbas 

Germany's Federal Government is set to increase support to Ukraine under a humanitarian program aimed at helping people affected by the war in Donbas. This is according to the German Embassy in Kyiv.

The humanitarian program titled 'Emergency assistance to civilians affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine' is implemented by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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The German government decided to allocate additional EUR 6 million under the 2016-2017 programme. In 2015, Germany assigned EUR 4,5 million aimed at the FAO's humanitarian activities in Ukraine.

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The FAO humanitarian project was launched in late 2014, and since then it had been developing constantly. The provision of the basic food supplies for the people affected by the conflict in the eastern Ukraine is among the top priorities established by the humanitarian project.

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine's east, more than 650,000 people received support within the framework of the FAO humanitarian projects.

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