EU provides €83 million in humanitarian aid to support people in Ukraine and in Moldova

ByEuropean Commission

EU provides €83 million in humanitarian aid to support people in Ukraine and in Moldova

The Commission is announcing an initial €83 million in humanitarian aid to support the people affected by Russia’s war against Ukraine in 2024. Russia’s targeted attacks on Ukraine’s key energy and civilian infrastructure like hospitals, schools and power grids are seriously hampering people’s access to basic services.

With each new shelling, more and more Ukrainians are left homeless and in need of assistance and shelter in freezing conditions. With an estimated 14.6 million people in need of humanitarian aid in Ukraine, this new funding comes at a crucial time.

Of the €83 million humanitarian funding:

  • €75 million is allocated for humanitarian projects in Ukraine to provide emergency aid including access to basic needs such as shelter, protection services, clean water, education and healthcare. At the heart of the EU’s humanitarian strategy in Ukraine is protecting people affected by the war, especially those living close to the frontline areas.
  • €8 million is allocated for humanitarian projects in Moldova providing targeted assistance to the most vulnerable, including humanitarian cash assistance for basic needs, protection, and health.

Including the new funding announced, the European Commission has allocated in total €926 million for humanitarian aid programmes to help civilians affected by the war in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in February 2022. Of this funding, €860 million has been allocated for humanitarian programmes within Ukraine and €66 million to support refugees who have fled to neighbouring Moldova.

EU humanitarian aid, present in Ukraine since 2014, is running operations all across the country, with a focus on hard-to-reach areas close to the frontline in the eastern and southern regions.

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