November 9, 2023, 15:41

Ukrainians affected by war can receive over 17 thousand hryvnias from UNHCR in winter

International organizations continue to actively help Odesa overcome the consequences of shelling, in particular after the Russian army’s missile attack on November 5. Volodymyr Belenkyi, Protection Adviser at the UNHCR office in Odesa, said this at a briefing at the Ukraine-Odesa Media Center.

“In the first two days, we distributed more than 70 kits to local residents on Sofiyivska Street – film and everything needed to close windows, and registered all the victims so they could receive financial assistance from the UN,” noted Belenkyi.

UNESCO and the UNHCR office are providing construction materials and all the necessary supplies to both the affected Art Museum and the city of Odesa.

“Just like last winter, we will provide generators to all those affected by enemy shelling. We have already received several requests from condominiums – they will need generators to set up water supply if there is no electricity supply. Last winter, we provided large 200 kW generators to large enterprises that serve critical infrastructure – firstly, water utilities and heating companies. Then it was Chumka, Chornomorsk, Kiliya and Teplodar. Our help will remain indispensable this season,” said Belenkyi.

This year, UNHCR provided financial assistance to 42 thousand people affected by the war. The organization’s goal is to increase this figure to 52 thousand.

Starting from October 1, the financial assistance from UNHCR is UAH 3,600 per month for three months. In addition, in the winter, it is increased by an additional UAH 2,220 to pay for heating and winter clothing once a month for three months. The total amount is 17,460 UAH.

The Protection Adviser of the UNHCR office in Odesa promised that no matter how hard the next winter in Ukraine, international assistance will not stop.

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