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Estonia helps to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

7. February 2017 - 11:10

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will support the alleviation of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine with 400,000€ to help restore housing and supply of drinking water and to alleviate the situation of people forced to leave their homes.

“Armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine that has lasted for almost three years has had a devastating effect on the region and the recent shelling of civilian objects and residents in Avdiivka has aggravated the humanitarian crisis. It is a serious violation of international humanitarian law,” Foreign Minister Sven Mikser said. “Because of escalated military conflict around Avdiivka, almost 20,000 people are suffering from lack of water, heating and electricity in winter weather. Estonia will contribute to the alleviation of the situation,” Mikser said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the alleviation of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine through the International Committee of the Red Cross with 200,000€ and through the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees with 200,000€.

Additional information:
Sten Juur
Communication Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(+372) 637 7627
(+372) 5824 6622
www.vm.ee
press@mfa.ee

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