Canada announces humanitarian assistance of $100 million to Ukraine

MEDYKA, March 1, 2022 (UNI/Xinhua) -- People from Ukraine are seen at the border in Medyka, Poland, on Feb. 28, 2022. UNI PHOTO-14F

Ottawa/CMEDIA: Canada Tuesday announced $100 million additional humanitarian support for Ukraine in response to immediate needs arising from the Ukraine crisis at the virtual joint launch of the Humanitarian Flash Appeal and the Regional Refugee Response Plan.

This support will enable access to emergency health services, including trauma care, essential life-saving services such as shelter, water and sanitation, and food and protection and support to displaced populations.

“The lives of the children of Ukraine have been thrown into chaos. Their classrooms have been replaced by bomb shelters. Their playgrounds have become battlefields. Their beds have become the hard ground,” said Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada.

As Canadians, we have stepped up…will be supporting this appeal by providing $100 million in funding for humanitarian assistance for the people of Ukraine and those who have been forced to flee to neighboring countries. We will continue to be there for our Ukrainian friends and partners during this difficult time,” said Sajjan.

Canada will continue to work with partners, including the United Nations and non-governmental organizations, to see what more can be done to assist those impacted by this conflict.